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Heart Health

26 percent of all deaths in the US that year-died of heart disease, making it our nation's #1 killer. Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System are committed to providing up-to-date, clinically proven information that addresses the key causes of heart disease and provides clear, actionable advice for all ages.


Community Education
Eau Claire, WI

The Eau Claire Heart Walk is back, and you won't want to miss it. This one-of-a-kind experience to join together with friends, family and colleagues to get moving and focus on improved health ― all while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke, and raising money or making a donation. The American Heart Association is hosting this event, and Mayo Clinic Health System is sponsoring this event.

Go online via the Register link for check-in and start time details.

In The News

Heat, humidity dangerous to people with high blood pressure

High temperatures and humidity can cause serious health consequences for people with high blood pressure and heart disease.

July 6, 2021
AED Donation to the Fairmont Opera House

Mayo Clinic Ambulance and Mayo Clinic Health System have partnered to donate an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Fairmont Opera House.

February 2, 2021
Eau Claire named a top hospital in Wisconsin

The hospital was named No. 6 in Wisconsin and recognized as a "Best Regional Hospital."

July 28, 2020
Fairmont to celebrate Cardiac Rehab expansion with open house on Feb. 11

In conjunction with American Heart Month, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont is inviting the community to an open house to explore the newly expanded Cardiac Rehab facility.

January 31, 2020

From The Blog

Two people on a dock putting kayaks in the water

Effects of hot weather, humidity on blood pressure, heart

High temperatures and humidity can cause serious health consequences for people with high blood pressure and heart disease. Learn warning signs that your body isn't keeping up with the heat.

Heather Mpemwangi NP By Heather Mpemwangi July 23, 2021
Heart-healthy salad in bowl

Easy tips to improve your heart health

When you focus on heart health, you're not only benefitting your heart, you're improving other areas of your life. Get tips to keep your heart as healthy as it can be.

Niti Aggarwal MD By Niti Aggarwal July 1, 2021
Salmon on wood cutting board

Eating for your heart: The Mediterranean diet

Ready to switch to a more heart-healthy diet? Here's how to get started with the Mediterranean diet.

Teresa Scanlan, C.N.P. By Teresa Scanlan June 21, 2021
Hand over chest pain

When to see a cardiologist

Chest discomfort, shortness of breath and leg swelling are a few symptoms of heart disease. Read why these and others may suggest you need a referral to a cardiologist for individualized treatment.

Robert Houlihan MD By Robert Houlihan May 13, 2021
Walking bicycle on the sidewalk in fall

Racing heart beat? Heart arrhythmia 101

A fast heart rate is common when you're exercising, or feeling excited or nervous. But what's happening when your heart rhythm changes unexpectedly?

VAIBHAV VAIDYA By Vaibhav Vaidya April 15, 2021
Walking dog on neighborhood sidewalk

Tips to keep stress from hurting your heart

Stress. It can wreak havoc on your health, including your heart. Use these tips for reducing stress with the added benefit of improving your heart health.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty April 13, 2021
Know Your Numbers: Family History

Know your numbers: Family health history

Genes play a role in your health. Understanding your family's heart and health history is key to understanding your risk of heart disease. Find out which relatives you should talk to about family health history.

February 23, 2021
Know your numbers: heart rate

Know your numbers: Heart rate

The better you understand your heart rate, the more you can maximize your movement to give your heart a good workout. Here's how.

February 16, 2021
Know Your Numbers Cholesterol

Know your numbers: Cholesterol

You can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease by keeping your cholesterol at normal levels. Here's what you need to know.

February 9, 2021
Know your numbers blood pressure

Know your numbers: Blood pressure

Knowing and understanding key heart numbers can help you and your health care team determine your risk for developing heart disease. Here's what you need to know about blood pressure.

February 2, 2021
Thanksgiving fruit basket

Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet during the holidays

The average adult consumes more than 4,000 calories during Thanksgiving. If you follow a low-cholesterol diet, you still can enjoy foods you love during the holidays. Here’s how to wisely plan your calorie and fat intake.

Ripu Singh MD By Ripu Singh November 13, 2020
Illustrated blood pressure cuff

High blood pressure: The silent killer

High blood pressure can lead to a host of serious problems, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke. That’s why it’s important to know your risk factors for developing high blood pressure — and to take steps to lower your risks.

August 28, 2020