January 20, 2012

Local doctor uses the treadmill to battle heart disease


A local doctor is using a unique strategy to keep his heart healthy.  Four years ago, Dr. Dave Eitrheim, who works at Mayo Clinic Health System, had a CT scan taken of his chest.  He had the tests done after his younger brother had a heart attack.  The results from the scan found Dr. Eitrheim had plaque build-up in his heart.  From there on out, he figured out a way to keep moving and stay healthy, even at work.  "I first decided to get this treadmill when my brother at age 45 had a heart attack," Dr. Eitrheim remembers.

WQOW Eau Claire, by Mike Joyce, 1/12/2012

Tags: Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Health System

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