Hope Discovered Here®

Creating a world without heart and vascular disease

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

For more than 38 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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Happy 40th Year Anniversary to MHIF!

Happy 40th Year Anniversary to MHIF!

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is celebrating 40 Years (4 decades!) of world-class, cardiovascular research and education! We are excited to share the impact of our work and how we’ll continue accelerating throughout the year!

Follow-Up Q&A on Women’s Heart Health

Follow-Up Q&A on Women’s Heart Health

This fall, our Hope, Health & Humor event featured a panel of women cardiologists answering heart-health questions from attendees. Here are a few questions about Lipoprotein(a) and heart procedure resources we didn’t get the chance to answer at the event:

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Healthy Heart Valves – Living Life to the Fullest

Healthy Heart Valves – Living Life to the Fullest

Please join us for a free education event: Healthy Heart Valves on February 19th. Although heart valve disease affects as many as 11 million Americans, many people have never heard of it. Heart valve disease is estimated to affect 1 in 10 people ages 75+, and age is the greatest risk factor.

2021 Virtual Riebe Run

2021 Virtual Riebe Run

Participate in your own 5k run/walk, in honor of Greg Riebe, to benefit MHIF and help change how cardiovascular disease is prevented, identified and treated.

TMVR Interactive Workshop #3

TMVR Interactive Workshop #3

In partnership with Pie Medical Imaging®, we are offering our third interactive, hands-on physician-led training workshop focused on increasing the competence in CT planning for transcatheter mitral valve interventions.

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