In Nebraska during the past five years (2009-2013) the American Heart Association funded over $4.1 million in new research:
1 new research study at Creighton University, Omaha at a cost of $52,000
5 new research studies at University of Nebraska, Lincoln at a cost of $1,187,808
24 new research studies at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha at a cost of $2,868,172
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%.