Who We Are

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) is an independent, nonprofit cardiovascular research organization.

We conduct high-quality clinical research into all facets of heart and vascular disease, and we disseminate our findings throughout the region, country and world in order to change the way cardiovascular disease is prevented, diagnosed and treated.

Vision and Mission



MHIF works closely with Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, which provides close access to a diverse patient population and keeps research staff informed about the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. As an independent nonprofit organization, MHIF has the agility to recognize and act on a research need or opportunity quickly.

At MHIF, we’re proud of the many notable achievements that have been made through our research, such as Level One, Cool-It, or Hearts Beat Back®: The Heart of New Ulm Project. We work closely with industry sponsors and are grateful for the support we receive from generous donors in Minnesota and across the country. Together, we can create a world without heart and vascular disease.