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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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

On the Pulse Series

On the Pulse Series

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.

Join Us at Upcoming Events

Mechanics of a Healthy Heart 2019

Mechanics of a Healthy Heart 2019

A National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Event JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT:   • The public health epidemic of heart valve disease • How heart valve disease is diagnosed • The latest in heart valve disease research and treatments   This is a free public education...

Life After Stent

Life After Stent

  Have you or a loved one had angioplasty with or without stenting? If so, you may have questions about what comes next and what lifestyle adjustments you should make. Join the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation for an evening focusing on Life...

Valentine’s Day TC 5K 2019

Valentine’s Day TC 5K 2019

MHIF is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Twin Cities in Motion’s Valentine’s Day TC 5K again this year! Walk or run with us on February 9, 2019! This year’s race will help raise awareness for women’s heart health research.

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