New screening program begins in hopes to prevent heart attacks in North Dakota officers and firefighters

  • Source: Valley News Live
  • Published: 09/08/2022 12:00 AM

It’s a busy morning as Lieutenant Anderson suits up and hits the treadmill. But it’s not some part of police training, or his morning routine, it’s part of a new enhanced cardiovascular screening program put on by Essentia Health and the West Fargo police and fire departments. They began implementing the program after a rough scare and an even tougher loss. One that left shockwaves in the community, the force and a family. Amber Gustafson, who lost her husband, Lt. Adam Gustafson, to a heart attack last May, said, “I think that it’s important and necessary that West Fargo has decided to try to eliminate one thing like a cardiac event as a reason why one of their officers won’t come home at night. I think Adam would be really proud too to know that his fellow officers are being well-cared for”


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