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.

Read Our Latest News

Dr. Peter Eckman on heart failure on KDUZ Radio

Dr. Peter Eckman on heart failure on KDUZ Radio

Dr. Peter Eckman recently talked about heart disease on the KDUZ Radio Community Affairs program in Hutchinson, Minn., with host Lester Schuft. Dr. Eckman answered a wide variety of questions about heart disease symptoms, diagnostic tests, and various treatments and research for patients with heart failure, his particular area of expertise.

SCAD Survivor and Advocate, Kristen Bowlds, on the Today Show!

SCAD Survivor and Advocate, Kristen Bowlds, on the Today Show!

Congratulations to SCAD survivor, patient and tireless advocate, Kristen Bowlds, for reaching a national break in her efforts to continue raising awareness of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and the critical need for more women’s heart health research!

Heart-Healthy Eating Presentation at Bachman’s

Heart-Healthy Eating Presentation at Bachman’s

What is a heart-healthy diet? Joy Hayes, an MHIF population health specialist, Master Gardener and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, tackled this question during her heart-healthy eating presentation at Bachman’s on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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