For Patients, Families and Friends

Conditions

Knowledge is a powerful tool in the treatment of heart disease.

Heart Healthy Living

Cardiovascular disease basics, tools and information to help improve your health.

Risk Factors

Know what puts you at risk for heart disease, and how to better prevent it.


Through your financial support, MHIF researchers make new discoveries and implement transformational programs that help people live longer and healthier lives. Donor support helps educate the next generation of cardiovascular professionals through MHIF’s internship and educational programs. And contributions make dissemination of findings possible, accelerating the impact of MHIF’s work. Each dollar of support saves lives, which is the best investment possible.


Areas of Focus

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Population Health

Advances in health care have dramatically decreased the death rate from cardiovascular disease over the past three decades.

Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

MHIF’s expertise leads to diagnoses never before possible, detecting issues without invading the body with needles or catheters.

TO IMPROVE THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH OF INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATIVE RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.

OUR MISSION

Stories of Gratitude

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R.T. Rybak – Heart Attack

While cross-country skiing in January 2014, R.T. Rybak, three-term mayor of Minneapolis and now president and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation, suffered a heart attack after feeling ill and short of breath. He was transported to the hospital, where three drug-eluting...

Howard Anderson: Structural Heart

  “I am not a victim of heart disease, I am a survivor.” Howard Anderson is grateful that his parents were risk-takers – he credits his being alive today with their boldness, and that of his doctors at the time. Howard was born with multiple structural heart...

Andrew Lerud: Cardiac Valve

Andrew had an active childhood, involved in basketball, football and other sports. As a young adult, his energy level declined, leaving him with continuous exhaustion. “I would come home from work, take a nap for a couple hours, get up and try to be active and...