Scientific research is the cornerstone for medical care and innovations that have resulted in improved health and longer life for many. The American Heart Association, one of the top funders of heart– and stroke-related research worldwide, has compiled an annual list of major advances in heart disease and stroke science since 1996. Here are the biggest scientific victories achieved in 2019, grouped into 10 subject areas, as determined by the Association’s volunteer leadership.
“Numerous research findings in 2019 yielded critical new information that builds on our vast, existing knowledge of cardiovascular disease – unfortunately, the leading cause of death worldwide. Scientific research and discovery are essential to improving our understanding of the intricacies of how the heart supports, impacts and interacts with every other part of the body, thus improving health outcomes and reducing deaths due to cardiovascular disease,” said Mariell Jessup, M.D., the Association’s chie Read More