Heart Failure & Transplant

Countless lives have been saved thanks to medical innovations including artificial hearts and mechanical circulatory support devices. However, heart failure continues to be one of the biggest medical problems in the world that we're working towards solving.  

Heart failure is the number one cause of hospitalization

About 6.2 million adults in the United States have heart failure, which is one of the biggest medical problems in the United States and the number one reason people are hospitalized. Due to an aging population, an increase in cardiovascular risk factors, and improved survival of cardiovascular conditions, the prevalence of heart failure is increasing worldwide.

For nearly four decades, MHIF has been at the forefront of research on innovative treatments that are changing the landscape of care for heart failure. Not only has total artificial heart technology improved since Minneapolis Heart Institute® physicians implanted the first total artificial heart in 1985, but new mechanical circulatory support devices such as the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) provide patients an opportunity for a meaningful life.

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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.

Brad Paisley at Heart 360: Concert for Heart Research

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Brad Paisley at Heart 360 Concert

Ready to celebrate with a community that has heart? We are excited to announce Heart 360 Concert for Heart Research on Saturday, November 2 at The Armory with headliner and award-winning country music singer Brad Paisley! Purchase GA tickets via Ticketmaster, or Premium VIP tickets today: