2023 Research Dissemination│Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Apr 17, 2024
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We are proud to showcase the remarkable achievements from the past year thanks to our research team at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) in partnership with our research physicians at Allina Heath Minneapolis Heart Institute® (AHMHI).

These accomplishments include the publication of 264 manuscripts, presentation of 94 abstracts at national and international conferences, and delivery of 245 podium presentations and invited talks. Our extensive reach and commitment to excellence are evident, with MHIF and AHMHI researchers contributing to 82 unique journals in 2023. Notably, over 30% of manuscripts were featured in prestigious publications such as Circulation, EHJ, JACC, JAMA, and NEJM, with 25 appearing in their respective parent journals. To review the full list of achievements, click here.

Special acknowledgements include the recognize of the exceptional accomplishments of Drs. Paul Sorajja and Robert Hauser who had publications in The New England Journal of Medicine as first and senior authors, respectively. Dr. Sorajja's manuscript, "Transcatheter Repair for Patients with Tricuspid Regurgitation," presents findings from the TRILUMINATE study, where he served as the national PI with MHIF as the leading enrolling site. Additionally, AHMHI was the first institution in the U.S. to successfully implant the newly FDA-approved TriClip System.

Dr. Hauser's publication, "Implanting a Recalled Device — Choices for Patients, Physicians, and Public Health," sheds light on ongoing safety concerns surrounding certain ICD models. This manuscript underscores the imperative of independent studies to evaluate risks, transparent reporting of adverse events, and thoughtful consideration by clinicians regarding the continued use of recalled devices. It emphasizes the critical importance of informed consent and patient education regarding device risks and alternatives.

As we celebrate the achievements from the past year, we’d like to congratulate and recognize the numerous individuals and teams who contributed to this outstanding body of work as we strive towards our mission to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Give the Gift of Hope
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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.

All Gifts Matched! Educating the Next Generation of Heart Heroes

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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!