Valve Science Center

Heart valve disease is a preventable public health crisis. Our world-class research and education center is leading the way to providing you with life-saving solutions.

Lifesaving heart valve disease research and education

The Valve Science Center at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is internationally recognized as a premier leader in heart valve disease research, providing lifesaving solutions for patients and their loved ones. Known for expertise in the most advanced and minimally invasive options for treating heart valve disease, we have the technologies to repair and replace diseased heart valves: aortic, mitral, pulmonary, and tricuspid.

Learn more about heart valve disease and the research we conduct on all types of valves, including a few current studies.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Valve Science Center

About Valve Science Center

The MHIF Valve Science Center is a multidisciplinary team of world-renowned key opinion leaders and physicians across multiple specialties, including interventional cardiologists, advanced imaging specialists, specialty nurses, research scholars, and cardiac surgeons.

This diversity of thought means patients receive the latest in care and treatment with some options only available through cutting-edge research. 


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Timely Innovation

Through our first-in-human research, we address concerns early and allow people to live life to the fullest. 

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Sharing Our Research

Part of our mission is sharing our discoveries with other cardiologists in peer-reviewed articles and at conferences.

A History of Firsts

The MHIF Valve Science Center team has led the way in first-in-the-world applications of the latest minimally invasive technologies and procedures. The integrated team consists of world-renowned physicians who provide best-in-class research care for patients with heart valve disease.

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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.

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