DALLAS - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has been compiling an annual list of the major advances in heart disease and stroke research since 1996. This year, the association again compiled two separate lists -- one with a focus on overall cardiovascular health, the other with a focus on research related to strokes.
Areas of advancement noted this year include lifestyle risk prevention, congenital heart disease, genetics/personalized medicine, new drugs and treatment in the battle against atrial fibrillation, improved systems of care to deliver faster care for heart attack and stroke among others. More than 40 scientific studies were highlighted in the report.
View the full list of the "Top Advanced in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Research 2011"