Celebrating 40-Years of World-Class Heart Research and Education

Creating a world without heart and vascular disease

We are the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF).

For 40 years, we’ve been a world-class cardiovascular research and education organization committed to making the impossible possible for our patients.

Patients are at the heart of our mission. We provide:

•Hope for patients, improving their well-being and life expectancy

•Hope for their children, siblings, parents and families

•Hope for new treatment options

•Hope for a world without heart and vascular disease

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Explore Our Centers


Center for Coronary Artery Disease

Valve Science Center

Penny Anderson Women’s Cardiovascular Center

Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health

MHIF Physician-Initiated Research

Global Outreach

Benefits of Participating in Research

Every year, exciting breakthroughs and new discoveries stem from our research. These important findings advance medical knowledge, improving the health and lives of millions of people worldwide.


Be More Active

Take a more active role in your own health care.

Potential to Unlock More Options

You may gain access to investigational treatments and medications.

Make a Contribution

Help find new and better ways to treat people with your condition.

Find Clinical Research Trials


Our clinical research studies test new drugs, devices and medical procedures to improve care for future generations. View current research studies and see if you qualify to participate.

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Join Us at Upcoming Events

On the Pulse Series

On the Pulse Series

Please join us for On the Pulse, a series of online cardiovascular updates from physician leaders in research and care at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and the Minneapolis Heart Institute addressing the latest advancements and current challenges.

Heart 360: Concert for World Class Heart Research

Heart 360: Concert for World Class Heart Research

We’re excited to announce Heart 360, a concert taking place on Saturday, September 24, celebrating world-class heart research! Save the date for an evening of music with Harry Connick, Jr. at The Armory in Minneapolis.

3rd Annual Minnesota 5K SCADaddle for Research

3rd Annual Minnesota 5K SCADaddle for Research

Join us for a 5K fun run or walk on May 14, 2022. The community will gather at Battle Creek Regional Park and virtually. Proceeds go to research Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Learn more about other activities on the registration website.

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