In the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association has funded 63 multi-year research awards at four Indiana research institutions at a cost of almost $7.2million:
1 new research study at Indiana University, Bloomington at a cost of $20,000
42 new studies at Indiana University, Indianapolis at a cost of $4,828,508
9 new studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette at a cost of $1,169,000
11 new studies at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend at a cost of $1,171,989
Nationwide, we invest almost $145 million a year ($3.7 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.
The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate funds projects that help us achieve our Impact Goal:To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020, and to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%.