For Providers


Watch recordings or view slides from past MHIF Grand Rounds lectures on women’s heart health related topics. 

October 29, 2018 • Prevention of heart disease & stroke in women by Gina Lundberg, MD (Slides) (Recording)

April 9, 2018 • The STORCC (Standardized Outcomes in Reproductive Cardiovascular Care) Initiative by Anne Marie Valente, MD (Slides) (Recording)

April 28, 2016 • Howard B. Burchell Memorial Lecture: Emergence of Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Women 2016 by Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC (Slides)

April 18, 2016 • Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy by Sarah E. Thordsen, MD (Slides)

January 12, 2015 • Approaching Efficiency in Randomized Clinical Trials in the US: The SAFE-PCI for Women Experience by Sunil V. Rao, MD (Slides)



Research has shown that OB-GYNs are the primary care providers for a large percentage of women, particularly young minority women. The Broadening the Role of OB-GYNs in Assessing Cardiovascular Health (BROACH) initiative aims to increase the number of women receiving cardiovascular risk factor screening at their annual OB-GYN visits by identifying the tools, resources and education needs identified from both the provider and patient perspective.

Our goal is to ensure that all women can identify their risks early, become empowered to lead more healthy lives, and help prevent heart disease from developing.

These materials were made possible by the Ivan Bowen Family Foundation as well as an unrestricted educational grant from Boston Scientific.

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Women’s Heart Health Emerging Science Center

Join us in our mission to provide national leadership in the prevention, detection and treatment of heart and vascular disease in women. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation addresses the issue comprehensively and systematically across the care continuum to reach women at the right time and with the right messages, services and treatments.

Women are often under-represented in cardiology research, meaning the solutions can be less apparent and the right data less easily found. While advances have been made in recent years, knowledge gaps remain and disparities, sometimes marked, exist in health care delivery and health outcomes between men and women.