Both skin wound healing and the cardiac response to myocardial infarction (MI) progress through similar pathways involving inflammation, resolution, tissue repair, and scar formation. Due to the similarities, we hypothesized that the healing response to skin wounding would predict future response to MI. Mice were given a 3 mm skin wound using a disposable biopsy punch and the skin wound was imaged daily until closure. The same set of animals was given MI by permanent coronary artery ligation 28 days later and followed for 7 days. Cardiac physiology was measured by echocardiography at baseline and MI days 3 and 7. Animals that survived until day 7 were grouped as survivors, and animals that died from MI were grouped as non-survivors. Survivors had faster skin wound healing compared to non-survivors. Faster skin wound healing predicted MI survival better than commonly used cardiac functional variables (e.g., infarct size, fractional shortening, and end diastolic dimension). N-glycoproteome profiling of MI day 3 plasma revealed alpha-2-macroglobulin and ELL-associated factor 1 as strong predictors of future MI death and progression to heart failure. A second cohort of MI mice validated these findings. To investigate the clinical relevance of alpha-2-macroglobulin, we mapped the plasma glycoproteome in MI patients 48 h after admission and in healthy controls. In patients, alpha-2-macroglobulin was increased 48h after MI. Apolipoprotein D, another plasma glycoprotein, detrimentally regulated both skin and cardiac wound healing in male but not female mice by promoting inflammation. Our results reveal that the skin is a mirror to the heart and common pathways link wound healing across organs.