When you think about screening for heart disease, you probably think of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but at the University of Minnesota Rasmussen Center there’s so much more. The best way to beat a heart attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Only one in five women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat, but new campaigns like Go Red for women are trying to get the message out that it’s the number one killer. When you think of heart disease, you likely think it’s mostly a problem among men. But since 1984, women have died more often.
The state Department of Health has received a $140,000 federal grant to help lower blood pressure and improve health for residents in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota is one of nine states to receive a grant as part of the federal Million Hearts Initiative.
More people could soon be put on drugs meant to lower cholesterol, thanks to new guidelines from the American Health Association and The American College of Cardiology. Doctors say statins are critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Nearly half of all people who suffer heart attacks have no symptoms, making prevention all the more difficult. HeartSavers is a new company that uses a Minnesota-made medical device to change that.
More than 3,000 young people die each year from sudden cardiac death. Sometimes, there are no warning signs. A new company says its technology can help prevent sudden cardiac death.
“Maxed out on the medications,” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.
February is National Heart Month, and experts are using this time to tell everyone about heart-healthy super foods.
Many high school students have to go through adversity in order to play the sport they love. A Rochester floor hockey player has his own story to tell. Todd Claeys has Down syndrome and has undergone two open-heart surgeries.
Dr. David Hilden of Hennepin County Medical Center welcomes as special guest as they talk Heart Health!