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Dr. Paul Iazzo, who heads up the Heart Research Institute at the University of Minnesota, shows Perham seniors a pig heart. Submitted photo.

Perham seniors get to the heart of research

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Nine Perham High School seniors traveled to Minneapolis on Nov. 9 to get to the heart of things.

The students went to the Heart Research Institute at the University of Minnesota to observe an open-heart surgery on a pig, and even hold a human heart.


The students said the trip was very interesting. The university has a library of 170 human hearts, the students said.

"It was awesome," the students said when asked how the experience was.

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