Heart Month

February is National Heart Month!

Join us throughout the month for a variety of events and celebrations to raise awareness and prevent heart disease and stroke.

Go Red on National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 4

Hennepin Healthcare is going red! Wear red on Friday, February 4 to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Email photos of your creative efforts to [email protected].

Has anyone ever died of a broken heart?

Sunday, February 6

Listen to David Hilden's podcast, Healthy Matters, as he is joined by Hennepin Healthcare's cardiologist Steven R Goldsmith, MD, and Eduardo Colon Navarro, MD, Chief of Psychiatry. Check back for the link.

Walk with a Doc

Saturday, February 12 | 10am

Join Walk with a Doc on Saturday February 12 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), with Susan Haddow, MD, an integrative health provider with Hennepin Healthcare's Whittier Clinic. Visit the Minneapolis Walk with a Doc web page or call Catherine Justice for details and more information.

Dr. Haddow and her husband, a PhD in Art History, will discuss 'art that encourages contemplative and meditative thinking' and how that supports your heart, as it calms stress hormones, lowers blood pressure, and supports the parasympathetic nervous system.

In accordance with the current City of Minneapolis mandate, MIA now requires all visitors ages 5 and older to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, and masks will be required to be worn at all times while inside the galleries.

Celebrate National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

February 13 - 19

Celebrate the life-saving impact of cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab plays an important role in reducing the potentially devastating effects of heart disease and improving quality of life for patients and their families. Cardiac rehab combines exercise training, proper nutrition, and education to help those with heart conditions. It helps to speed recovery and strengthens the heart while lowering risk factors for heart disease.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week coincides with both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in an effort to draw greater national attention to heart health.

Find your 'me time'

Mismanaging stress can cause damage to your heart. Read our blog post (and subscribe) in our Here for Life blog on how taking some 'me time' is good for you and your heart!

Read our Patient Stories in our Here for Life Blog

Read impactful patient stories from John, Eric, Ahmed, Bobbijo, and Ricky, and learn how simple diet and lifestyle changes can help keep your heart healthy.

Save the Date for the Heart Walk this Spring

Saturday, May 21

Walk your heart out with the Hearts of Hennepin Healthcare team and take a stand against heart disease and help save lives on Saturday, May 21. Register for the event. More information forthcoming. Together, we will protect the hearts we love that are the most vulnerable.