Every Heart MN

Every Heart Minnesota. Show every heart some love. Benefitting M Health Fairview.

The Lillehei Heart Institute is partnering with MHealth Fairview and the Cardiovascular Division to bring events throughout February for American Heart Month.
Visit the Every Heart MN website for more info.

LHI and CV Division sponsored activities:

Virtual CPR Classes

Learn CPR in the comfort of your own home, office, RV, tree house...wherever you are!

February 20, Noon  Register Now! Register by 8:00am, Feb. 20
February 29, 3:00pm  Register Now! Register by 11:00am, Feb. 29

Falava Cafe

Cardio Conversations

"Navigating a Path to a Healthy Heart" with Forum Kamdar, MD and Jeremy Van't Hof, MD, MS.
Feb. 28, 5:00 to 7:00pm Add to calendar
Flava Cafe - 623 University Ave W • Saint Paul

Community Health Screenings

Feb. 10, 9:00am to Noon - Add to calendar
U of M Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic 
Feb. 17, 9:00am to Noon - Add to calendar
M Health Fairview Phalen Village


Free Recwell Week for UCard holders!

February 12th through the 18th, UCard holders have free access to UMN Recwell facilities.

Go Red for Women!

February 2 - Wear red and post selfies to social media with hashtags #UMNheart and #GoRed4Women

Step Challenge!

Register here before February 1, 2024
Track your steps throughout February and compete with other Minnesotans for prizes.

3 Competition Levels:

  • Life Changer
    I'm ready to get up and get moving on the road to better heart health!
    1st Prize: $100 gift certificate for Minnesota Alumni Market
  • Up My Game
    I'm fairly active, but ready to challenge myself to increase my level of exercise!
    1st Prize:  $100 gift certificate for Minnesota Alumni Market
  • Olympian
    I'm very active but ready to push myself to a higher peak! 
    1st Prize: $100  gift card to TC Running Company, running socks, & water bottle 

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Step Challenge Terms and Conditions

  1. You must sign up by February 1, 2024 to be eligible for the competition.
  2. Once every week you will be contacted by email with a request to provide the number of steps you've walked for the previous week. 
    These weekly check-ins are required to remain in the contest. 
  3. The contest winners at each level will be announced March 4th, 2024. 
  4. Prizes will be in winners hands by end of March, 2024.
  5. UMN Department of Medicine employees are also eligible for the DOM Step Challenge trophy.

Stay tuned to LHI Social media for heart healthy recipes and talks on heart health from our faculty.

Heart Month in the News

Talking Heart Month with Jeremy Van't Hof
A Q&A with Jeremy Van't Hof, MD about ways to show your heart some love every day.

Heart Failure in Women: Understanding the Differences to Change the Paradigm
An opinion piece in ACC Cardiology by faculty members Jessica Schultz, MD, and Bhavadharini Ramu, MD.

Heart Health for U

"Intermittent Fasting: Fleeting Fad or Long-Term Lifestyle Adjustment?"
Jeremy van't Hof, MD

Heart Health for U

"The Microbiome & Your Heart: A Gut/Heart Connection"
Kurt Prins, MD, PhD

Heart Month Calendar