Hope Discovered Here®

Creating a world without heart and vascular disease

We are the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF).

For more than 37 years, we’ve been a world-class cardiovascular research and education organization committed to making the impossible possible for our patients.

Patients are at the heart of our mission. We provide:

•Hope for patients, improving their well-being and life expectancy

•Hope for their children, siblings, parents and families

•Hope for new treatment options

•Hope for a world without heart and vascular disease

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Center for Coronary Artery Disease

Valve Science Center

Penny Anderson Women’s Cardiovascular Center

Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health

MHIF Physician-Initiated Research

Global Outreach

Benefits of Participating in Research

Every year, exciting breakthroughs and new discoveries stem from our research. These important findings advance medical knowledge, improving the health and lives of millions of people worldwide.


Be More Active

Take a more active role in your own health care.

Potential to Unlock More Options

You may gain access to investigational treatments and medications.

Make a Contribution

Help find new and better ways to treat people with your condition.

Find Clinical Research Trials


Our clinical research studies test new drugs, devices and medical procedures to improve care for future generations. View current research studies and see if you qualify to participate.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) is continually monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions to always keep our patients, employees and partners healthy and safe. Learn more!

New research shows only six in 10 patients eligible for a statin are prescribed one

New research shows only six in 10 patients eligible for a statin are prescribed one

According to recently published findings in Clinical Cardiology by Allina Health and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) researchers, more than four years after the initial release of the guidelines, approximately four in 10 patients for whom a statin would be appropriate were still not being prescribed the medication.

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2015 Heartbeat Gala: Recap

2015 Heartbeat Gala: Recap

The 2015 Heartbeat Gala is in the books, and we are pleased to announce that it was a resounding success! The evening started with cocktails and conversation as guests arrived, took photos and got into the New Orleans spirit. Live jazz...

Archive Grand Rounds

Archive Grand Rounds

To learn more about upcoming topics or to view past grand rounds presentations, please visit the links below: Grand Rounds | Upcoming Topics | Past Grand Rounds | Suggest a Speaker or Topic | Join our Notification List   Putting Research Into Practice The...

After Party

After Party

The 2015 Heartbeat Gala will bring together supporters of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation for a night of movement, energy and vitality set in The Big Easy, New Orleans! New this year, we are hosting our first ever after party for...

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