The History of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®

In 1982, dedicated cardiovascular specialists from Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital formed the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) to promote clinical research and education. The founding physicians sought to establish an independent nonprofit research laboratory that would allow them to investigate and develop better ways to prevent, detect and treat heart and vascular disease. They did not accept the status quo of current practice, but wanted to improve lives and advance the field of cardiology.

In establishing MHIF, the founding physicians created a world-class organization that conducts the high-quality research across the cardiovascular disease spectrum. Thirty-three years later, MHIF continues to be a highly agile and innovative cardiovascular research and education organization.