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Take Control of Your Health | Heart Health
Supported by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Heart Health | People sharing stories about recognizing, treating and managing heart valve disease. Find out more about Taking Control of your heart health here.

Diabetes | People sharing strategies and insights about preventing and managing diabetes. Find out more about Taking Control of Diabetes here.

Caregiving Conversations | Caregivers discuss the challenges of caring for a loved one with a serious diagnosis or in the last stages of life

What Matters Most | Family members discuss facing a loved one’s serious illness with an open heart and loving support

Your Heart Has to Work Harder

Ken explains how calcification of his aortic valve, meant it had to be replaced. But he says getting it done sooner than later, worked well for him.

I Got a Second Chance at Life!

Dennis shares how his “second chance” at life has inspired him to take better care of himself through diet and exercise, which he says is addictive once you get started.

Has Anyone Ever Told You: You have a Heart Murmur?

Joan explains how her symptoms of feeling tired and out of breath while doing simple tasks, pointed to more serious problems with her aortic heart valve.

Detecting Medical Problems Before They Wreak Havoc

Dave Durenberger speaks about changing health care to incentivize keeping people healthy, rather than waiting until dangerous health problems develop.

Not as Big of Deal as I Thought

Bill explains how heart surgery to repair his faulty valve was an easier experience that he thought it would be, due to amazing technology.

More Energy Than Before

Charlotte’s heart valve replacement gave her more energy than she had before, but at age 90 she is slowing down and able to do less.

Up and Walking Hours After Heart Surgery

While Dennis was initially concerned about trying a new treatment, he chose to have trans valve replacement surgery over open heart surgery, because he learned the recovery process was much faster and easier.

I Could Have Easily Ignored My Symptoms

Jacqueline says she could have easily dismissed her symptoms, but she was glad she did not, when her doctor discovered a very serious problem.

You Only Got One Ticker: Take Care of it!

Joel offers some tips for healthy and happy living: find a doctor you trust, then follow their advice.

Dave, You are Lucky to be Alive!

Dave Durenberger shares how shortness of breath led to him getting a life-saving heart valve replacement.

Supported by...

McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation