DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2016 —The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is featuring the top advances in heart disease and stroke research in 2016 on Heart.org. The organization has compiled an annual list of the major advances in heart disease and stroke research each year since 1996.  The Top Ten are listed in no particular order. Top Ten Infographic (PDF).

Look for in-depth American Heart Association News stories about these important studies in early 2017.  The stories are available to the media for linking, quoting and excerpting. Copyright is owned or held by American Heart Association and all rights are reserved, but permission is granted, at no cost and without need for further request, to link to, quote or excerpt from these stories in any medium anywhere as long as the text is not altered and proper attribution is made to American Heart Association News. Full terms of use and attribution language can be found here.


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