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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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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The role that microvascular arteries may play is a growing area of study, particularly in women’s heart disease. It may require more aggressive treatment to improve outcomes and decrease the risk of developing more aggressive heart disease later. This is where special expertise in imaging becomes important.
CEO Kris Fortman was recently interviewed by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as part of their Better Than Ever bimonthly feature that highlights executives in the Twin Cities who incorporate health and wellness into their regular routines.
The first outcomes from the North American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) Registry are being presented today at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium.
Join Us at Upcoming Events
Join us for an interactive hands-on physician-to-physician training workshop focused on increasing the competence in CT planning for transcatheter mitral valve interventions.
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®.