Hope Discovered Here®

Creating a world without heart and vascular disease

We are the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF).

For more than 38 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 Researchers Present at ELSO 2020

MHIF Researchers Present at ELSO 2020

MHIF researchers were well represented at the annual meeting of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) held virtually Sept. 25 – 26, 2020, with 16 presentations, posters or breakout sessions.

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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.

2018 Heartbeat Gala

2018 Heartbeat Gala

The 2018 MHIF Heartbeat Gala was an incredible evening celebrating innovation. We hope you were inspired to find and embrace your adventure! A huge thank you to our sponsors for the evening. Thanks also to everyone who generously gave through...

Research Intern Poster Reception 2018

Research Intern Poster Reception 2018

2018 Research Intern Poster Reception   What independent research questions are inspiring our cardiovascular physicians? How are physicians and research staff developing the next generation of researchers? Join Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®...

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