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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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.
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Vinayak (Vinnie) Bapat, MD, is joining the Valve Science Center team, bringing his extensive expertise as a cardiothoracic surgeon and innovator in treatment of heart valve disease. He will also be working directly with patients as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Minneapolis Heart Institute®.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and UC-San Diego Receive FDA Approval of Investigational New Drug Application to Continue Research of Novel Hydrogel for Cardiac Tissue Repair
MHIF is conducting additional research on a novel hydrogel that is designed to repair cardiac tissue. In April 2020, the FDA approved an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to investigate the safety and feasibility of delivering VentriGel via catheter into areas of the heart of patients that cannot be completely revascularized at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Dr. Courtney Baechler on “Real Talk with Roshini”: Seeking Care for Suspected Heart Attack and Stroke is Critical During COVID-19
Dr. Courtney Baechler, medical director for emerging science centers at MHIF, recently appeared on WCCO Radio’s “Real Talk with Roshini” to discuss how COVID-19 is negatively impacting the number of people seeking care for a possible heart attack or stroke.
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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.
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...
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®...