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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Vinayak (Vinnie) Bapat, MD, is joining the Valve Science Center team, bringing his extensive expertise as a cardiothoracic surgeon and innovator in treatment of heart valve disease. He will also be working directly with patients as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Minneapolis Heart Institute®.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and UC-San Diego Receive FDA Approval of Investigational New Drug Application to Continue Research of Novel Hydrogel for Cardiac Tissue Repair
MHIF is conducting additional research on a novel hydrogel that is designed to repair cardiac tissue. In April 2020, the FDA approved an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to investigate the safety and feasibility of delivering VentriGel via catheter into areas of the heart of patients that cannot be completely revascularized at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Dr. Courtney Baechler on “Real Talk with Roshini”: Seeking Care for Suspected Heart Attack and Stroke is Critical During COVID-19
Dr. Courtney Baechler, medical director for emerging science centers at MHIF, recently appeared on WCCO Radio’s “Real Talk with Roshini” to discuss how COVID-19 is negatively impacting the number of people seeking care for a possible heart attack or stroke.
Join Us at Upcoming Events
Join Us! Mark your calendars to join us with your favorite women for our 4th annual women's event promoting hope and discovery for women's heart health! Check back for more details. Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30 pm Minneapolis Event Center 212 SE 2nd Street...
Join MHIF on April 12 in Brainerd, MN for a cardiovascular conference to educate area nurses on common cardiovascular diseases and best practices for cardiovascular care.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 5PM-8PM Edina Country Club Audience Cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and support staff Learning Objectives At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Apply...