Heart Disease

Bystander CPR May Make the Difference In Saving a Life
During the first quarter of Monday Night Football on Jan. 2, Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after making a tackle. The team’s assistant athletic trainer Denny Kellington was on the field moments after Hamlin collapsed, giving CPR and chest compressions. Hamlins survival is an example for the importance of knowing what to do if anyone collapses and needs life-saving care.

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Welcome to Becky Lehmkuhl, APRN, CNP

CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center welcomes its newest nurse practitioner, Becky J. Lehmkuhl, APRN, CNP. Becky has a special interest in valvular and structural heart disease, cardiac risk reduction and health promotion. “I have always had a special interest in cardiac care,” said Becky. “I am fascinated with how the heart functions and how treatments within cardiology continue to evolve.” Becky says the best part of her job is working with the team at the Heart Center. “They are simply amazing. Together we provide outstanding care for our patients.”

Becky received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from North Dakota State University, Fargo, and her training as a family nurse practitioner at South Dakota State University, Brookings. Outside of work, she enjoys playing volleyball, watching movies and spending time with her family.