History of Medicine
Guide to Collections Relating to the History of Artificial Internal Organs
American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231-4596
Susan Lucius, Records Management Specialist
Researchers should make an appointment with the Records Management Specialist for access to AHA records.
The American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. Its mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. These include heart attack, stroke (brain attack) and related disorders. Founded in 1924 in New York City by six cardiologists, the Association today is one of the world's premier health organizations. It has about 2,000 state and metropolitan affiliates, divisions and branches throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. About 4.2 million volunteers join with the Association every year to fight cardiovascular diseases, the nation's No. 1 killer. Preventing heart disease and stroke is now - and always has been - the Association's first priority. To support this goal, the Association has given almost $1.5 billion to heart and blood vessel research since 1949. More than 30 percent of the Association's yearly expenses are used to sponsor research.
Research Awardees of American Heart Association Funding, 1981-2001
Approximately 100 awardees listed during this twenty year period.
More than 100 research projects related to heart-assist devices, heart valve prosthesis and the artificial heart that received funding from the American Heart Association. Projects range from single to multi-year funding, and took place in various university and hospital settings throughout the United States.
Listing available from AHA database
Permission required from AHA