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%.
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Research at Minnesota Institutions In Minnesota during the past five years (2007-2011) the American Heart Association funded almost $14 million in new research:
39 new research studies at Mayo Clinic, Rochester at a cost of $5,668,215
1 new research study at Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation at a cost of $110,000
55 new research studies at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul at a cost of $8,109,301
1 new research study at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis at a cost of $4,000
Nationwide, we invest almost $123 million a year ($3.3 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.