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Stories of Success

For more than half a century, the NHLBI has been turning scientific discovery into better health. Through the Institute’s investment in basic and clinical research at universities and medical centers across the nation, its innovative educational programs, and its key role in shaping national and global public health policy, the NHLBI has improved the lives of millions of people affected by once-untreatable heart, lung, and blood diseases. To learn more, read these NHLBI stories of success.

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Congenital Heart Disease
The heart is the first organ to form and begin working in humans. More than two decades of research have told us a lot about normal heart development. Read full story of success...

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Blood Safety

Change from within: community-based obesity intervention in D.C.

Congenital Heart Disease

Conquering Cardiovascular Disease


High Blood Cholesterol

NHLBI Rising Star: Gregory Alushin

Pulmonary Hypertension

Reducing the Burden of Sickle Cell Disease

Reducir la prevalencia de la anemia de células falciformes

Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Brighter Prospects for Premature Babies

Last Updated: November 18, 2014