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genetic testing: woman and her son playing board game

Genetics helps woman find the key to her future heart health

After having children, Jessica Pickett visited her primary care physician at Sanford Health. She wanted to see if there was more that could be done to control her cholesterol levels, which had been high since college. She wanted to be proactive about this health issue because both of her parents also had high cholesterol. Her […]
Maria Stys, M.D. Maria Stys, M.D. 5 min read
Stroke victim, Kayla Dierkhising

Stroke team innovates new procedure to save college student

"He could have said, 'No, it's not going to work',"
Emily Fink Emily Fink 3 min read
heart stent: older man getting checked on by a nurse

Customized care for heart stent patients now available

Physicians and researchers at Sanford Health continue to find new, better ways to treat our heart stent patients. One promising method is genomic medicine, which is being incorporated into primary care for our patients. And for our heart patients, we’re bringing a new level of customized care. It started with a group of researchers led […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
hardening of the arteries: doctor and heart rate tool

Peripheral Artery Disease: Podcast

Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, is a narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet. Peripheral artery disease is also called peripheral vascular disease (PVD). About 8 million Americans are currently living with PAD. “We’re trying to get to the forefront of a disease that not many […]
Alan Helgeson Alan Helgeson 5 min read
stroke risk: vascular body xray

Learning about your stroke risk: Podcast

Vascular screenings give you a risk assessment for stroke and other concerns
Alan Helgeson Alan Helgeson 4 min read
Sanford surgeon Boston Scientific collaborate Dr. Patrick Kelly surgery

Sanford Health surgeon to help develop new treatment device

Less-invasive option busts blood clots, saves lives.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read

Vascular visionary: Sanford Health doctor innovates

Dr. Patrick Kelly talks about his upbringing, overcoming dyslexia and his pathway to being a leader in vascular care.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read