About Us

About Heart Failure Solutions

Heart Failure Solutions leadership team is comprised of industry and healthcare professionals who possess the expertise and share a passion to expanding treatment options for people suffering from heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Our Team

Mark Strong

Founder, President and CEO
Over 28 years experience building class 2 & 3 medical devices. Lead R&D for Abbott, Heartware (now Medtronic), Boston Scientific and Guidant. As a C-suite executive, Mark has conceptualized, designed, built, tested, submitted and launched over 30 new class 2 & 3 medical device products. He holds a Masters of Engineering for the University of Minnesota, and Masters of Business for St. Thomas University.

Samuel Asirvatham, MD

Cardiologist and Developer
Currently a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases within the Department of Internal Medicine and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology within the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He is a consultant in cardiac electrophysiology. He is also program director for the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship and director of strategic collaboration for the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic

Barry A. Borlaug, MD

Cardiologist and Developer
Currently a Research Scientist at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Borlaug is particularly interested in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. He is currently pursuing several clinical studies examining which abnormalities contribute to functional limitation and symptoms of heart failure, as well as treatment studies for patients with heart failure. His publications number over 280, and Patents over 50.

Steve McQuillan

Regulatory and Clinical Operations Advisor

Serves as an advisor to HFS. He has over 35 years experience and a leader in the Clinical and Regulatory space for large Strategic Medical device firms as well as start ups. He has worked for Medtronic, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical, Guidant, Spinal Modulation. He holds a Bachelors from University of Minnesota.

Heart Failure Solutions is a privately held company based in Minneapolis, MN.

We currently enjoy the support of private seed round investors. If you are interested in learning more or partnering with us as move into Series A financing, please reach out.