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Celebrating Women and Heart Health!

At the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (a partner of Minneapolis Heart Institute ® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital), we are committed to advancing women’s heart health. As such, we will be sending out regular updates like this to keep you in the loop with tips on how you can take care of your heart, as well as dates for our next great events!
Enjoy some memories from our
Hope, Health & Humor event
Thank you again to those who were able to attend our Hope, Health & Humor event over the summer! We had an incredible evening learning from Tracey Conway about her personal story of surviving sudden cardiac arrest, as well as Dr. Archelle Georgiou on how to advocate for your own health care. And, of course, words of wisdom from the Minneapolis Heart Institute ® cardiologists, Drs. Grey, Saxena and Moore.
Women said …

“Having the humor element was VERY appreciated, as it made the night fun in addition to informative.”

“Really great information; so helpful to hear how to actually advocate for yourself!”

“This is such a great opportunity for women to have several cardiologists available for questions in a relaxed setting!”
Take care of your heart
Advice from the expert
“Many studies show that women and their doctors underestimate their cardiovascular risk. Have your doctor check your cholesterol levels, but more importantly have them calculate your cardiovascular risk* (or evaluate your plaque burden) If your risk is high, make changes to decrease your risk including high benefit statin use.”

-- Dr. Retu Saxena, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist and MHIF researcher

* The calculator linked above is designed for health care professionals, but is a great starting place to help you and your provider assess your risk and make a plan for reducing your risk if needed.
Women and cholesterol: What's gender have
to do with it?
Did you know that nearly one in every two American women have high or borderline high cholesterol? In fact, many people may not realize that having high cholesterol levels is more common in women than in men.

No matter your gender, it's important to make sure you control your cholesterol to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. 

Save the dates for our upcoming events
Twin Cities in Motion’s Valentine’s Day TC 5K
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
10 a.m.
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis

We’re on a mission to raise awareness about women’s heart health, which is why MHIF is once again proud to be the presenting sponsor!

Registration opens Nov. 29 -- plan to get involved!
  • Sign up and run/walk -- all ages and abilities welcome, including walkers, first-time runners, competitive and non-competitive athletes
  • Sign up and join our MHIF team to run/walk with community
  • Volunteer to be a women’s heart health advocate at the event by sharing important messages with us in our tent
Our next Women's Heart Health Event

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 • 6 p.m. at the Minneapolis Event Center

Watch for more details to come
Savor the flavor of heart-healthy salmon
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