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About AHA's Research Program

Research Facts

  • Since 1949, the American Heart Association has invested more than $4.5 billion in research to increase our knowledge about cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
     
  • The AHA currently funds more than 1,800 scientists in the United States
     
  • Although AHA funded 838 new research awards worth $188.7 million in 2018-19, the organization received 1,530 more applications, totaling $412.5 million, that we could not fund.
     
  • Our research programs have contributed to many important scientific advances. Any healthcare provider who has ever provided CPR, pacemakers, drug-eluting stents, clot-busting medicines or cholesterol inhibitors to patients is already benefiting directly from the impact of AHA research funding.
     
  • The AHA has funded 14 Nobel Prize winners.
     

Source:  Research Facts 2018-201