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Dan Roden
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Fundamental Cardiovascular Research: Returns on Societal Investment: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Hill JA, Ardehali R, Clarke KT, Del Zoppo GJ, Eckhardt LL, Griendling KK, Libby P, Roden DM, Sadek HA, Seidman CE, Vaughan DE, American Heart Association Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; and Stroke Council
Circ Res. 2017 121 (3): e2-e8

PMID: 28652256 · DOI:10.1161/RES.0000000000000155

Recent decades have witnessed robust successes in conquering the acutely lethal manifestations of heart and vascular diseases. Many patients who previously would have died now survive. Lifesaving successes like these provide a tremendous and easily recognized benefit to individuals and society. Although cardiovascular mortality has declined, the devastating impact of chronic heart disease and comorbidities on quality of life and healthcare resources continues unabated. Future strides, extending those made in recent decades, will require continued research into mechanisms underlying disease prevention, pathogenesis, progression, and therapeutic intervention. However, severe financial constraints currently jeopardize these efforts. To chart a path for the future, this report analyzes the challenges and opportunities we face in continuing the battle against cardiovascular disease and highlights the return on societal investment afforded by fundamental cardiovascular research.

© 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.

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American Heart Association Biomedical Research Cardiovascular Diseases Humans Investments Social Norms United States

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