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%.
In Missouri during the past five years (2007-2011) the American Heart Association funded over $20 million in new research at 8 institutions throughout the state. In St. Louis specifically
19 new research studies at St. Louis University at a cost of over $2.1 million
1 new research study at the University of Missouri, St. Louis at a cost of $143,000
24 new research studies at Washington University at a cost of $2.38 million
67 new research studies at Washington University School of Medicine at a cost of over $8.26 million
Nationwide, we invest over $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.