Saving Lives
Through World-Class Heart Research

World-renowned physicians, researchers, and heart experts work tirelessly every day to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease for patients everywhere.

Cardiovascular Research Gives Hope & Saves Lives

Welcome to a community of grateful patients, caring friends and families, and dedicated healthcare professionals.

We’re on a mission to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities around the globe. We’re glad you’re here. We need your help because this is not an easy task. Cardiovascular disease remains the #1 cause of death.

Yet, when we started this mission over 40 years ago many cardiovascular patients were left feeling hopeless. Now, patients with the same diagnosis, are living strong. Thanks for joining us to ensure that research can continue to find innovative solutions to keep hearts beating.

Your Impact

All gifts, big or small, have a significant impact on people's lives! Your gift helps MHIF improve patient care every year through:

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    230+ Active Research Studies

  • Screened Thousands of Patients

    Screening Thousands of Patients

  • 11,000 hours of education

    11,000 hours of education

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Proud of a Strong Partnership

MHI MHIF Partnership

MHIF is an independent nonprofit that partners with 100+ world-class physicians from Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute® to lead research that has a global impact on cardiovascular care for patients.

Because Minneapolis Heart Institute is part of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and United Hospital, we can study and offer cutting-edge treatment to a large number of patients.

The Importance of Education

Equal to our commitment to research is our dedication to share the learnings from research. It is the sharing of research that allows for local, national and international impact as we challenge and advance the standard of care for all patients.

MHIF provides more than 11,000 hours of education each year putting research into practice by presenting and publishing at scientific conferences. We also publish more than 200 papers each year in cardiovascular journals and offer public and professional events to share our learnings around heart health.

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Give the Gift of Hope
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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.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue this life-saving work. Please make a gift to support the area of greatest need.

All Gifts Matched! Educating the Next Generation of Heart Heroes

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Since 2002, MHIF's Clinical Research Internship Program has hosted 235+ students for a unique physician-mentored cardiovascular research internship for undergraduate students. Interns not only gain exceptional experience that helps them prepare for medical school, they also help move MHIF research forward.

Community support is key to our ability to enlist the highest level of talent with annual internship costs exceeding $25,000 per intern. Build new opportunities for the next generation of world-class physician researchers by making a MATCHED gift by May 31st!