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

MHIF Celebrates World Heart Day 2020

MHIF Celebrates World Heart Day 2020

MHIF is proud to work with our colleagues at the World Heart Federation to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease as part of World Heart Day. We’re joining in the call to share how we #UseHeart in honor of World Heart Day 2020!

Join Us at Upcoming Events

Cardiovascular Prevention Symposium: Optimal Preventive Care in 2019

Cardiovascular Prevention Symposium: Optimal Preventive Care in 2019

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...

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...

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