About Us

For over 40 years, MHIF has been one of the leading nonprofit cardiovascular and vascular research and education institutions in the country with over 230 active research studies and publications ongoing each year.

Our Mission & Vision

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Our Mission

Improve the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Our Vision

Creating a world without heart and vascular disease.

The Importance of Partnership

We partner 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.

Through the passion and innovation of our physician partners, we can continue to conduct cutting-edge research on a daily basis, just as Dr. Katsiyannis describes here:

The Impact of Research

As a research-driven organization, our results matter. We’re committed to tracking our outcomes so that our research and education resources continue to grow farther and wider. Learn more about our work from this past year:

3,000+ patients screened
230+ Active Research Studies
11,000+ Hours of Education

Our History

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We are MHIF

We partner with 100+ cardiologists at Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI), which has been one of the top-rated cardiovascular care centers in the world since 1981 and consistently is awarded with national rankings by US News and World Report for cardiology and heart surgery. Our integration with this high-quality, high-volume cardiovascular care center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital allows us to study and offer cutting-edge treatment to a large number of patients.

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Celebrate Heart Month with a Gift Towards Research!

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Heart disease is the #1 cause of death of men and women, claiming the lives of 700,000 people annually; our fathers and mothers; our friends and loved-ones.

Together, we can change that statistic with an investment in life-changing research and education. This heart month, we hope you'll make a special gift in honor of a loved one and the physicians, researchers and educators working to create a world without heart and vascular disease.