As the anchor of a morning TV news show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Sanborn set the alarm clock even earlier at 1:30 a.m. to get in some exercise. Within a few minutes, he felt pain in his chest. It came and went, so he continued working out.
Research study reported in Iowa Now indicates misplaced protein causes heart failure. View article
We funded 75 new research studies in the past 5 years (2009-2013) at three Iowa universities: Coe College, Cedar Rapids; Iowa State University, Ames; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City at a cost of more than $7.56 million.
Nationwide, we invest almost $128.5 million a year ($3.5 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%.
Formerly known as the Community Action Grants
Applications closed. 2014 Awardees announced in June.
2013 Grants to Iowa organizations include: Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Mason City Dallas County Hospital Foundation, Perry Polk City Firefighters Association, Polk City Washington County Hospital & Clinics, Washington