die of cardiovascular diseases each day — nearly one person every 38 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and accidents combined. On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke.
Research is a major weapon in our fight against these diseases.
Since 1949, the American Heart Association has spent more than $3.4 billion on research to increase our knowledge about cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We've funded 13 nobel prize winners during their careers, helped link dietary fat with cholesterol, funded the creation of the first pacemaker, supported early research for the arterial stent, and many other milestones. We're second only to the federal government in funding cardiovascular and stroke research; however, each year we need more resources to attract and encourage promising scientists to careers in cardiovascular and stroke programs, fund high-quality research projects and originate new programs to meet the needs of the research community.
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