Celebrating 40-Years of World-Class Heart Research and Education

Creating a world without heart and vascular disease

We are the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF).

For 40 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

Learn More
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

(KSTP VIDEO) Study: Vaccinated COVID-19 Patients Less Likely to Die of Heart Attacks

(KSTP VIDEO) Study: Vaccinated COVID-19 Patients Less Likely to Die of Heart Attacks

A large contingent of Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation doctors and researchers were in Washington to present their research findings at the American College of Cardiology’s annual conference. Included was a “Featured Latebreaker” from Dr. Santiago Garcia regarding his two-year study on COVID-19 patients with heart attacks. The research caught the attention of KSTP Eyewitness News who interviewed Dr. Garcia on the study that found mortality rates decreasing for COVID-19 patients with heart attacks but remaining high for unvaccinated patients.

Join Us at Upcoming Events

TMVR Interactive Workshop #3

TMVR Interactive Workshop #3

In partnership with Pie Medical Imaging®, we are offering our third interactive, hands-on physician-led training workshop focused on increasing the competence in CT planning for transcatheter mitral valve interventions.

2021 Hope, Health and Humor

2021 Hope, Health and Humor

Gather with women from different backgrounds, including community leaders, business owners, patients, physicians and artists. Together, we will learn more about heart and vascular disease in women in our community.

Sign up For Our Newsletter

Stay up to date on MHIF news, events and the latest information on heart disease treatment and prevention.