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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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

Mary Morris: Heart Valve Disease

Mary Morris: Heart Valve Disease

Mary L. Morris is a heart valve replacement recipient who claims good health and longevity. Her wonderful story of health was shared on Insight News during February’s American Heart Month.

Podcast: Heart-to-Heart Conversations

Podcast: Heart-to-Heart Conversations

The Heart-to-Heart Conversations podcast features MHIF’s Medical Director of Health Equity and Health Promotion Dr. Baechler as she discusses ways to inspire more conversation and action towards a culture of health.

Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler in Mpls St. Paul Magazine

Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler in Mpls St. Paul Magazine

MHIF’s medical director of health equity and health promotion, was recently featured in Mpls St Paul Magazine to discuss disparities in cardiovascular health.

“There is a lot of data on the importance of improving our mental health and decreasing the risk of heart disease. We have to exercise this like we exercise our body… positive thinking, gratitude, aromatherapy, music, meditation, and yoga are all great options to try.”

Join Us at Upcoming Events

Complex Cardiovascular Imaging Conference

Complex Cardiovascular Imaging Conference

Participants will learn from industry-leading cardiovascular imaging physicians, clinicians and technologists who will present the most current principles, techniques, risks and limitations of different cardiovascular imaging modalities.

Hope, Health and Humor: At-Home Edition

Hope, Health and Humor: At-Home Edition

By participating in our Hope, Health & Humor – at home edition party, you can help us inspire important women in your life to take care of their hearts, learn more about women’s heart health and help us raise awareness of the #ResearchHer cause.

Raising Awareness About Heart Valve Disease!

Raising Awareness About Heart Valve Disease!

On Feb. 20, 195 people attended our educational event, The Mechanics of a Healthy Heart, at Minnesota Valley Country Club to learn more about heart valve disease and the latest treatments from our renowned physician researcher partners at Minneapolis Heart Institute®.

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