Cardiovascular research


Allina Health is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of cardiovascular research with compassionate and effective care at the core of our efforts.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®

With 35 years of experience and the expertise of key thought leaders and physicians, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® enrolls nearly 1,000 research participants every year. Our highly educated and experienced staff use the momentum of achievement and an overarching dedication to patient care to propel our work forward.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation contact: 
Lisa Tindell

Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute

The Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute (MVHI) has spent over a decade participating in research studies to answer crucial questions about the advancement of cardiovascular treatment. Originally founded for delivering cutting-edge cardiology care for patients around the area, MHVI has deep roots within the Minneapolis metropolitan community.

Their primary focus has led them on an impassioned search for revolutionary cardiovascular treatment and prevention options for patients. With experts and leaders in the field by their side, they have participated in well over 70 clinical research studies, primarily in:

  • Interventional cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Peripheral vascular and carotid disease

Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) contact:
Rachel Foss

United Heart & Vascular Clinic

At the United Heart & Vascular Clinic, we provide resources for the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease. Our patients matter to us, and we encourage them to take an active role in decision making when it comes to their plan of care. We offer options that may only be available through clinical research studies. Let our dedicated research staff assist you in finding out if one of our many research studies is a good fit for you.

United Heart & Vascular Clinic contact:
Sarah Pederson

Patients and study participants

Our clinics have dedicated research staff that carefully screen any patient who is interested in participating in a research study.

Participation is strictly voluntary. Each patient must give their permission to participate, and the patient may revoke this consent at any time during a study. Volunteers must meet certain criteria based on factors such as age, gender and health status. These are to ensure that researchers will be able to answer the questions they plan to study and to keep participants safe.

Those who participate in a clinical trial may have the opportunity to receive first access to the newest treatments and medication. 

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