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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MHIF is among the first clinical research sites in the world to use a new, investigational medical technology to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms as part of the worldwide Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) Pivotal Study.
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.
Join Us at Upcoming Events
August 15 | 4:00PM – 6:30 PM MHIF Suite 100 What independent research questions are inspiring our cardiovascular physicians? How are physicians and research staff developing the next generation of researchers? You are cordially invited to a research poster session...
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.