Creating a World Without Heart and Vascular Disease
Discovering and Disseminating Breakthrough Ideas
Game-changing Cardiovascular Contributions
Examples of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation’s® (MHIF) game-changing work include:
- Level One – MHIF, in partnership with Minneapolis Heart Institute®, designed and researched a program that affords people who are having a heart attack within a 200 mile radius of a large metro area the same access to life-saving care as those living a few blocks away. Level One has since been replicated nationwide.
- Cool It – MHIF, in partnership with Minneapolis Heart Institute®, pioneered a therapeutic hypothermia protocol that helps reduce the risk of neurological damage in sudden cardiac arrest patients. Cool It is now recognized nationally.
- Hearts Beat Back®: The Heart of New Ulm Project – MHIF designed and implemented evidence-based programs in an entire community that has reduced heart attacks by an estimated 24%.
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) – MHIF has worked to research and develop treatments for HCM through more than 800 studies. For a condition that was once a death sentence, our research now allows HCM patients to enjoy a normal life expectancy.