Monday was the first day back to school for friends of 14-year-old Patrick Schoonover, who died after collapsing on the ice at a hockey tournament Friday. His death has many people asking questions, so WCCO talked with a pediatric cardiologist to find out what parents should be on the look out for and what tests can be done to detect a heart problem early.
This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon — 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who’s competed in the past put it, “My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap.”
It’s been 30 years since “Purple Rain” graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota’s own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.
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.
As the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. “I did come a little closer to not being here than I’d probably ever want to,” Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.
A Minnesota father says he owes his life to his friends after his heart stopped during a pick-up hockey game. In September, 57-year-old Scott Rodriguez of Roseville collapsed and stopped breathing while playing hockey at the Richfield Ice Arena.
Newlywed Derek Avdul and his wife Jean love to run. But during a race last fall, his life changed in an instant when he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Bystanders jumped in to help. “Then the paramedics came. They had to shock me to get my heart started again,” Avdul said. With a family history of heart problems, the 44 year old knew it was important to get healthy and active again.
A Mankato native is now recovering from her second heart transplant in 15 years.
There’s new warning about a popular antibiotic you might have taken.
Well-known for their mega-hits “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You” and “Dog And Butterfly,” Heart is still rocking and recording albums after four decades of making music. Lead singer Ann Wilson took some time for a WCCO interview to discuss a number of topics, including her upcoming show in Minnesota and the band’s next album, “Fanatic.”
It’s easy to forget to re-charge our cell phones, or iPads, but what if your life relied on a battery? For one patient at the Mayo Clinic, his lifeline is a plastic, rechargeable heart.
February is National Heart Month, and experts are using this time to tell everyone about heart-healthy super foods.
The popular symbol for the heart looks nothing like an actual human heart. Of all the flowers in the world, why does a rose symbolize love? And why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14?
Imagine that a hospital room is where you’ll spend the holidays. It’s a reality for a Duluth woman who has spent the past month in the Mayo Clinic.
In Health Watch, doctors are excited about a new cholesterol drug. They say it could eventually help millions of Americans control their cholesterol levels.