The Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease

In 1994, the Walter C. Rasmussen Foundation partnered with the University of Minnesota to create the Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease. This partnership was founded on the passion of people wanting to prevent and control cardiovascular disease. Belva Rasmussen, Walter's wife, along with Dr. Jay Cohn, MD – Cardiologist, and director of the Rasmussen Center, a division of the University of Minnesota Medical School, painstakingly worked together to ensure that the Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease became a reality. In 1991, this disease took the life of Walter Rasmussen, founder of Northeast Bank. Today, Dr. Jay Cohn continues to head this division 22 years later.

The Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease is unique – taking prevention a step beyond risk evaluation to look for early markers of cardiovascular disease. The program takes a comprehensive approach where all aspects of prevention are considered. It helps patients learn how to prevent a cardiovascular event such as heart attack, stroke or peripheral vascular disease. For more information, please click here to visit their website.

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Dr. Jay Cohn and Belva Rasmussen at the clinic in 1991.