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Kristina Conner, NP and Dan Brody, DO provide cardiology services at Grand Itasca.

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Cardiology Services at Fairview Range and Grand Itasca

February is American Heart Month, which makes it the perfect time to remind our community about heart health and the full-time heart care services that are available in our region. Through our partnership with M Health Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), we have cardiology experts available right here, close to home.
  • February 28, 2023
  • By Grand Itasca

Cardiology Experts. Right Here. 

We have a comprehensive cardiology team that offers a full spectrum of heart care. Cardiologist Dr. Daniel Brody, Nurse Practitioner Kristina Conner and Nurse Practitioner Michelle Overbye serve our communities full-time and provide services including, but not limited to:

  • Management of heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation (A-fib)
  • High risk of hypertension
  • History of coronary artery disease
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Screening and preventive services
  • Care for heart rhythm disorders
  • Follow-up care for surgery and interventional procedures

Dr. Brody is available to see patients both at Fairview Range in Hibbing and Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital in Grand Rapids; Kristina Conner sees patients at Grand Itasca only; and Michelle Overbye sees patients at Fairview Range only.

The team doesn't stop there. There are several additional UMP cardiology physicians who visit both locations monthly providing specialized heart care services, as well as others who provide telemedicine services. These specialized services include advanced heart failure, electrophysiology, and cardiovascular and thoracic surgical consults, just to name a few.

Last, but certainly not least, we have several device nurses who see patients monthly for services like pacemaker checks. By bringing these team members to our communities, it allows patients to stay close to home and not have to travel great distances for these services.

Healthy Life. Healthy Heart.

Doing simple things such as the following can make a big difference for your heart:

  • Increase physical activity
  • Decrease consumption of stimulants such as alcohol and cigarettes
  • Schedule routine check-ups
  • Stay on top of blood pressure and diabetes
  • Make healthier food choices
  • Mitigate stress

Heart Illnesses

According to the CDC, “heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States."

Most common heart diseases include:

  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Infection

Signs of a Heart Attack

According to Heart.org, “a heart attack strikes someone about every 43 seconds.”

A heart attack can happen to anybody. The signs are different for men and women, though.

In men, you should keep an eye out for:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest discomfort/tightness
  • Discomfort in lower or upper arms
  • Nausea or lightheadedness

In women, you should also watch out for:

  • Back or jaw pain
  • Nausea or lightheadedness

Learn CPR and Save Lives

CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. According to Heart.org, “immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.”

Learn Hands-Only CPR in less than a minute and you could potentially save a life. 

If You Need It, Heart Help Is Here

Whether you or a loved one needs routine cardiac care or requires sudden, unexpected care, we’re here.

If you think you’re having heart issues, talk to your provider right away. They can refer you to our cardiology department, if needed. Preventative measures and taking good care of your health are very important to the heart.

If you have the symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately. 

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