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From The Blog

Home care aids recovery after heart-assist implant surgery

Mat Walker has lived with heart problems since 1989, but when things took a turn for the worse, heart surgery was needed. Read how home health care got him back to doing what he loves.

January 31, 2019

Heart-healthy tips from the front line

Staying heart healthy can be a challenge — especially when good intentions bump into balancing work, family and taking care of yourself. Our Cardiology staff share tips for combating some common pitfalls of heart health.

January 29, 2019

Interval training for heart health

When it comes to exercise, what’s best for your heart: slow and steady, or fast and furious?

January 24, 2019

High blood pressure: The silent killer

High blood pressure can lead to a host of serious problems, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke. That’s why it’s important to know your risk factors for developing high blood pressure — and to take steps to lower your risks.

January 24, 2019

Women and heart disease: Understanding unique signs, risks

Heart disease is the most common cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. But women have unique signs and risk factors that may still be overlooked or misunderstood.

January 24, 2019

5 heart healthy tips

Exercise isn’t the only way to a healthier heart. Try these five tips to keep the (heart) beat.

January 24, 2019

Fat facts: Choose right for heart health

Your body needs fat to function. But not all fats are created equal.

January 24, 2019

Feeling fantastic after minimally invasive heart valve surgery

When James Tembrock, 73, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, learned he would need heart valve surgery, he says he never dreamed his search for a less-invasive option would lead him to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

November 8, 2018

Heart care gives Pat Rozeske a new rhythm

After being admitted to the hospital for difficulty breathing and what she thought was the flu, Pat Rozeske was diagnosed with heart failure. Learn more about her minimally invasive treatment and quick recovery.

July 19, 2018

Checklist to a healthy heart

Do you know the state of your heart health? Use this checklist to find out what's good and what's not so good.

June 21, 2018

Going all out to ease young patient's surgical fears

Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home shortly after her birth in November 2011. But four days later, when her parents brought her in for a routine well-baby visit, they requested Lauren's oxygen levels be retested.

May 18, 2018

Get a quick start on better heart health

Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a great time to think about the health of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Fortunately, small changes can make a difference when it comes to improving your heart health.

Anita Inveiss MD By Anita Inveiss February 20, 2018