Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Cardiac Surgery

Researching Surgical Techniques to Improve Lives

Remarkable progress has occurred since the first coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the early 1960s. And every day, the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) leads the way in developing innovative procedures that improve outcomes for heart bypass surgery and related cardiac surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive valve procedures and surgery for adult congenital heart disease.

Our unique organizational model allows MHIF to quickly apply contributions to clinical knowledge. Because of our relationship to Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MHIF puts research into practice immediately by employing the latest approved techniques for improved outcomes. Research and education efforts at MHIF benefit practitioners and individuals in Minneapolis and around the world.