Cardiovascular Health

The leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease affects 80 million people. The direct costs of this disease top $150 billion a year, making it a primary research target.

One in four American women dies of heart disease, yet many do not know their risk for this leading cause of death. The FNIH awards grants in support of The Heart Truth, a women’s heart health program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

The atherosclerosis project is a two-stage project. The first stage, currently in execution, will utilize published data for refining an existing in silico model of atherosclerosis. The model platform will be provided by a leading company in the field, Entelos, which was selected through a thorough FNIH-managed review process.