Cardiovascular disease causes more than half of all the deaths in the U.S. It afflicts people of all ages, robbing us of our precious newborns, our children, our parents and our grandparents.
University of Minnesota Heart Care and the University's Lillehei Heart Institute have made it their mission to change that. Their breakthrough research discoveries have changed the face of cardiovascular disease.
The Institute reflects the legacy of the University of Minnesota medical pioneers who created our ongoing culture of innovation and discovery. Today, established faculty researchers are working together with the next generation of young investigators to conduct research in all aspects of treatment and prevention, and lessen the toll of cardiovascular disease on all of us.