Valve Science Center

A world-class research and education center for valvular heart disease, a life-threatening and debilitating condition when left untreated.

Join us in our mission to save the lives of patients with valvular heart disease!


For more information about valvular heart disease and current research studies, view the Valve Science Center patients page.


Learn about landmark achievements and publications and meet the team.


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Latest News

MHIF Performs First Implant of Novel Mitral Valve Replacement System

Minneapolis, Minn. – Nov. 26, 2018 – Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) announced the first successful implantation using the LivaNova-Caisson transcatheter Mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, performed by physicians...


Mechanics of a Healthy Heart 2019

A National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Event JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT: • The public health epidemic of heart valve disease • How heart valve disease...

Dr. Paul Sorajja talks MitraClip on Kare11 News

Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans, but a new study on a tiny medical device, Abbott's MitraClip, is giving patients and their families hope. Dr. Paul...

Landmark Achievements
  • First transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the U.S. Read more.
  • First-in-human therapy of severe mitral annular calcification. Read more.
  • First-in-human therapy of tricuspid regurgitation with the TriClip. Read more.
  • First-in-human therapy with the MyoCor device for treatment of mitral regurgitation. Read more.
  • First-in-human therapy of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with MitraClip. Read more.

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