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.

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Founders to the Future 2020: A fantastic virtual event!

Founders to the Future 2020: A fantastic virtual event!

On Aug. 18, 2020, we held our virtual Founder’s Event celebrating the vision and philanthropic leadership of MHIF’s founding physicians, community leaders and their families, each a vitally important part of MHIF.

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Archive Founders to the Future

Archive Founders to the Future

THANK YOU Another successful MHIF Founder’s Event at the Minikahda Club! A night spent reminiscing and celebrating the history, growth, accomplishments, and continued mission of innovative research and education at the Minneapolis Heart...

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Science, Selection and Access

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Science, Selection and Access

  Agenda:   5:00-6:00PM Registration, dinner & exhibits 6:00-6:10PM Welcome – David Hurrell, MD 6:10-6:30PM The Role of PCSK9 Inhibitors & Clinical Update - Thomas Knickelbine, MD 6:30-6:50PM Incorporating PCSK9 Inhibitors into a Risk-based Approach...

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