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The Men of Mizzou Go Red

The Men of Mizzou Go Red In Support of Heart Month

and the recognition that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States.

The men of Mizzou are making a difference (from left): University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, Mizzou Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel, Mizzou Men’s Head Basketball Coach Kim Anderson, Mizzou Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning Pat Ivey; Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden and MU Health System Executive Vice Chancellor Harold Williamson Jr.

As husbands, sons and fathers, the Men of Mizzou encourage all women to play an active role in monitoring their heart health. The specialists at University of Missouri Health Care’s Heart and Vascular Center are equipped to educate women on heart health, including the warning signs of heart disease, and treat heart attacks with the latest techniques and equipment.



Hear from our team

University of Missouri Health Care’s cardiovascular team takes a comprehensive approach to your heart care.

Missouri Medical Focus

Two cardiovascular specialists at University of Missouri Health Care speak about a new, less-invasive heart valve replacement procedure on Missouri Medical Focus, which aired on KBIA-91.3 FM on Feb. 10, 2015. Ajit Tharakan, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Arun Kumar, MD, a cardiologist, discuss the TAVR procedure and MU Health Care’s heart valve clinic. Click to listen.

Cardiologist Mary Dohrmann, MD, speaks about women and heart disease on Missouri Medical Focus, which aired on KBIA-91.3 FM on Feb. 24, 2015. Dohrmann is a professor and medical director of MU Health Care’s cardiovascular medicine clinic and cardiac rehabilitation program. Click to listen.

Missouri Medical Focus Archive 



What you can do

  • Exercise.
  • Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Eat for your health.
  • Kick the smoking habit.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.



Cardiovascular Day

University of Missouri scientists are ranked among the world's best in cardiovascular disease research. MU’s 22nd annual Cardiovascular Day on Feb. 17, 2015, presented an opportunity for sharing information about cardiovascular research at MU with colleagues, the university community, area physicians, and other colleges and universities. Hosted by the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, it is one of MU’s longest running annual research conferences.

Cardiovascular Research Day 2015

Researchers presented their findings at MU’s 22nd annual Cardiovascular Day.

Heart-healthy Screenings

Heart Healthy Screenings

Add Green to Your Brown Bag Lunch

Ashley Ritzo, RD, LDa clinical dietitian at MU Health Care, enjoys helping people meet their nutrition goals. She offers the following tips and recipe.


People often struggle with healthy eating habits at lunch time. The middle of the day can be a busy time if you’re working or running between multiple appointments. It can be easy to just buy lunch out. Meals from restaurants, however, tend to be much higher in saturated fat, sodium and calories than foods you prepare at home. The typical “brown bag” meal of a lunchmeat sandwich may not sound appealing when your stomach starts to growl, but with a little creativity you can bring a lunch from home that is healthy and delicious. For starters, try this salad with 1-2 Tablespoons of your favorite dressing or poppy seed dressing.

Healthy Living - SaladLunchtime Salad
Makes 1 serving

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (the darker the color, the better)
  • ½ ounce reduced-fat Feta cheese
  • ½ small-medium avocado, diced
  • ½ small-medium pear, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1-2 Tablespoons glazed walnuts
  • 2 ounces grilled chicken


Place all salad ingredients in a food storage container except the dressing. Keep the dressing in a separate container until ready to eat. At lunch time, toss the salad with dressing and enjoy.

Heart and Valve Resources

Learn more about heart and valve conditions, tests, treatments and more.

MU Heart and Valve Team

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For questions, coordination or consultations, please contact us at 573-88HEART (884-3278).

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