In South Dakota during the past five years (2008-2012) the American Heart Association funded over $1.27 million in new research:
1 new research study at South Dakota State University, Brookings at a cost of $142,889
2 new research studies at University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls at a cost of $359,855
5 new research studies at University of South Dakota, Vermillion at a cost of $772,000
Nationwide, we invest almost $130 million a year ($3.4 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%.
Applications were due in February 2013; funding begins July 1, 2013.
The Big Squeeze during April 2013 surveyed and provided blood pressure checks at many locations in Sioux Falls. Of 7,944 participants, 18% had a high blood pressure reading. High blood pressure is called the silent killer because there are no symptoms. View complete report