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

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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.

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MHIF Fellow, Dr. Peter Tajti wins TCT Fellow Case Competition

MHIF Fellow, Dr. Peter Tajti wins TCT Fellow Case Competition

This year at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), Dr. Peter Tajti's presented a case from Minneapolis Heart Institute® that received second place in the International Fellows Challenging Case Session. The case was titled "Utility of the hybrid...

First Patient Enrolled in TVINCITIES Disparity Study

First Patient Enrolled in TVINCITIES Disparity Study

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® Enrolls First Patient in Racial and Ethnic Disparities Study for Valvular Heart Disease   Minneapolis, MN – September 13, 2018 – Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) enrolled their...

Dr Katsiyinannis on Kare 11 re: Aspirin & Fish Oil Study

President of Minneapolis Heart Institute® and researcher with Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Dr. Bill Katsiyiannis was interviewed on Kare 11 last week about the recent research on aspirin and fish oil supplements' effectiveness in preventing...

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