Kendall Regional Medical Center
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Recognizing Heart Disease Research

Ongoing heart disease research efforts allow our heart care specialists at Kendall Regional Medical Center to bring the latest advances in medical technology and techniques to our hospital for the benefit of our valued patients.

AHA Research Program

The American Heart Association (AHA) is leading the way in cardiovascular research initiatives. It is the goal of the AHA to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases by 20% no later than the year 2020. To achieve this goal, the AHA Research Program has identified 12 essential elements that guide its collaboration with clinicians and hospitals. Among these elements are providing funding for heart disease researchers, providing programs that broaden the skills of researchers, developing effective research models, and funding strategically focused and investigator-initiated research.

AHA Research Awards

Since its research efforts began in 1949, the AHA has spent more than four billion dollars to advance the body of cardiovascular knowledge. AHA research funding has fueled critical developments in such high-tech areas as pacemakers and drug-eluting stents, as well as low-tech avenues like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). These advancements are often taken for granted by heart disease patients today, yet they might not have been possible were it not for the fundraising efforts of the AHA and the researchers who received the grants. Hundreds of research projects have been funded in the last couple of years alone, but many more had to be put on the back burner because there wasn’t enough funding. The AHA encourages heart disease patients, their families, and all members of the community to get involved to support the next innovative advancements in cardiovascular care.

Kendall Regional Medical Center provides exceptional heart care services in Miami, including minimally invasive and open heart surgical services. If you think you may be experiencing a cardiac emergency, please call 911 without delay. Non-emergent questions about our services may be directed to a registered nurse at (305) 222-2200.


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