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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Explore Our Centers


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.

Read Our Latest News

What is Holiday Heart Syndrome? Dr. Mosi Bennett on WCCO

What is Holiday Heart Syndrome? Dr. Mosi Bennett on WCCO

With cookies, parties, heavy foods and alcohol, this time of year can have a big impact on our bodies. Throw in stress and little sleep, and it can become more than some hearts can handle. Dr. Bennett mentions that “Holiday Heart Syndrome” (atrial fibrillation), can occur when someone is usually healthy after increased alcohol intake.

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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...

2015 Heartbeat Gala

2015 Heartbeat Gala

  Thank you! Our heartfelt thanks to all guests and sponsors of the 2015 Heartbeat Gala. It was a resounding success and we are already excited for next year! Please see the recap page for links to photos and videos. ————————- The 2015...

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