Patient Story: Paulson Family


The Paulson family has hope for more tomorrows thanks to research discoveries at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation that kept their family together, healthier, for longer.

John Paulson is an avid outdoorsmen and family man. He enjoys fishing, swimming, driving in his convertible, but most importantly spending time with his family and grandchildren. In his younger years, John experienced irregularities with his heart rhythm. A combination of medications kept this in check, until 4 years ago when John was flagged for having an irregular EKG during a routine check-in. After being referred to the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute, the cardiac team of Dr. Matthew Chu and Dr. Jay Sengupta identified that John has a rare genetic disorder that not only saved his life - but his family's as well.

Give the Gift of Hope
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The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. To achieve this bold vision, we are dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue this life-saving work. Please make a gift to support the area of greatest need.

Research Milestone: FDA approves device used as alternative to open-heart

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We are honored to celebrate the culmination of years of research that has resulted in new technologies for patients! In the few last weeks, we announced a similar research milestone with the FDA approval of the TriClip system for tricuspid regurgitation. We celebrated this important milestone with local media KSTP-TV, who spotlighted the importance of this new technology. We were proud to be a leading clinical site led by Global PI Dr. Paul Sorajja and the MHIF research team who contributed significant data to the pivotal trial.