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

Happy Fourth

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern It was a quiet week at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation for the Fourth of July holiday. While many were on vacation enjoying the warm weather and the fireworks, there were still a handful of us here for...

The Jesse Edwards Heart Registry

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern The Jesse Edwards Heart Registry is located in United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Jesse Edwards was a pathologist that collected both healthy and diseased heart specimens over several years for purposes of...

Porcine Heart Dissection

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern This week we dissected porcine hearts courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.Porcine = of or derived from swine. Porcine hearts are known to be the most similar to human hearts. Remember in Snow White, when the Queen...

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