Take Good Care, Before It Breaks | Lynn’s Vascular Screening Story

Lynn in TractorWhen it comes to farm equipment, Lynn Niemann, of Crystal, N.D., has a general rule of thumb: Take good care of it before it breaks, and if it’s already broken, fix it. Lynn took a similar approach to his health …

Life after Cardiomyopathy | David’s Altru Moment

David KaulDavid Kaul worked in maintenance management and as a plant engineer for years before starting his own construction and remodeling business. For a few decades, David suffered from pain in his neck and exhaustion, never knowing why, and continued to …

Scared to Death, Waking Up to Life | Jon’s Altru Moment

Thanksgiving 2015 FamilyJon Handy awoke suddenly at 4 a.m. on February 20, 2016, with intense chest pain and shortness of breath. He knew something wasn’t right.

Scared to death, his wife, Gretchen, rushed him to Altru’s emergency room, while his 20-year-old …

Enhancing Quality of Life with Remote Patient Monitoring for Congestive Heart Failure

MarjorieEvery day at 7 a.m. Marjorie Hagen climbs up to her attic and lies on a special pillow on her spare bed. She’s checking her heart.

After retiring at age 62, Marjorie started experiencing serious leg and breathing problems. She …