Center for Coronary Artery Disease

Making the Impossible Possible

We’re saving and improving the lives of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), which is the #1 cause of death in the world.

How we are saving lives

Heart attacks, sudden death, and chest pain are all caused by coronary artery disease (CAD). Fortunately, medications, bypass graft surgery, and stents can help improve the quality of life for patients suffering from coronary artery disease.

At the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation’s Center for Coronary Artery Disease, we put patients at the center of our work. Patients like John who returned to enjoying long walks with his grandkids again. 

Through innovative research and education, we are dedicated to improving clinical practice and ultimately discovering life-saving treatments.

Real Patient Stories

Learn how the Center for Coronary Artery Disease is improving patients’ lives.

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Patient Education

Patients and Families

If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with coronary artery disease, check out our patient resources. Learn what CAD is, who is at risk for developing CAD, how it’s treated, diagnosed and more.

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Life After Stent

View presentations from cardiologists about coronary artery disease that were captured at our 2018 Life After Stent event.


Dr. Santiago Garcia presented “Stenting and Antiplatelet Therapy” Dr. Michael Miedema presented “Life after Stenting: Time for a New Start” Dr. Joao Cavalcante presented “Noninvasive Coronary Artery Imaging”


Dr. Manos Brilakis presented “A Brighter Future: Ongoing & Future Research” Dr. Nick Burke presented “Complex Interventions: Chronic Total Occlusions, Brachytherapy and Beyond” Physician Panel answers questions from audience at “Life After Stent” education event.

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Professional Resources

Coronary Artery Disease Research for Professionals

With several ongoing research and education projects, the Center for Coronary Artery Disease is having a significant impact on the health of patients with complex coronary artery disease around the world.

Check out our resources for professionals here >>

Coronary Artery Disease Research for Professionals

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The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. To achieve this bold vision, we are dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue this life-saving work. Please make a gift to support the area of greatest need.

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Since 2002, MHIF's Clinical Research Internship Program has hosted 235+ students for a unique physician-mentored cardiovascular research internship for undergraduate students. Interns not only gain exceptional experience that helps them prepare for medical school, they also help move MHIF research forward.

Community support is key to our ability to enlist the highest level of talent with annual internship costs exceeding $25,000 per intern. Build new opportunities for the next generation of world-class physician researchers by making a MATCHED gift by May 31st!