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 their children, siblings, parents and families
•Hope for new treatment options
•Hope for a world without heart and vascular disease
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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.
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On Aug. 18, 2020, we held our virtual Founder’s Event celebrating the vision and philanthropic leadership of MHIF’s founding physicians, community leaders and their families, each a vitally important part of MHIF.
KSTP: Historic gift to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to help prevent heart attacks, strokes
KSTP interviewed Kristine Fortman, PhD, MHIF CEO and Dr. Micheal Miedema, MD, MPH, Director, Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® Receives $5 Million Charitable Gift to Accelerate Progress in World-Class Cardiovascular Prevention Research and Education
MHIF announced today a $5 million charitable donation from the Stuart Nolan family to support cardiovascular disease prevention research and education that aims to change the trajectory of heart disease for future generations. In honor of the gift – matching the largest donation ever made to the foundation – MHIF is establishing the Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health.
Join Us at Upcoming Events
Please join us for On the Pulse, a series of online cardiovascular updates from physician leaders in research and care at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and the Minneapolis Heart Institute® addressing latest advancements and current challenges.
On Feb. 20, 195 people attended our educational event, The Mechanics of a Healthy Heart, at Minnesota Valley Country Club to learn more about heart valve disease and the latest treatments from our renowned physician researcher partners at Minneapolis Heart Institute®.
Please join our free public education event to learn about: the public health epidemic of heart valve disease, how heart valve disease is diagnosed, the latest in heart valve disease research and treatments, and what you can do to help.