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For Immediate Release: January, 26 2000

MegaHeart Announces Addition Minneapolis Heart Institute Member to Advisory Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Krista Stenhaug, RD, a Preventive Cardiology staff member at the Minneapolis Heart Institute has joined as an advisor. Krista will write a weekly column for pertaining to diet and for heart patients, particularly those with congestive heart failure.

"Krista has been involved with many research projects," Megaheart's Donald Gazzaniga said. "She is also a relief dietitian for Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, where she has worked with a variety of patients such as cardiac, transplant, stroke, brain injured, diabetes, pregnancy, eating disorders, renal, and weight reduction as well as tube feedings and total parenteral nutrition."

Krista also consults monthly for Southdale Pediatric Associates and provides nutrition therapy for persons with conditions such as food allergies, failure to thrive, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity, vegetarian diets and eating disorders.

Krista has been at the Minneapolis Heart Institute for the past three years and at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Southdale Pediatric Associates for twelve years. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition through the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics at North Dakota State University in May, 1987. Krista has also worked as a clinical dietitian at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL, and for Staywell as a lead health educator specializing in nutrition. is committed to enhancing the quality of life for patients living with reduced heart function and for those wishing to reduce their risk of heart failure by delivering key heart information, education, and resources. promotes and encourages scientific research into the area of heart function, heart failure and CHF, and advocates preventive measures for reducing the incidence of heart failure in healthy individuals.