Featured Areas of Research

Discover research programs and initiatives that seek to inform prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for today’s major health challenges and conditions.

Heart Failure

NHLBI-supported research has contributed to heart failure treatments using breakthrough therapies.

Data Science

BioData Catalyst is a cloud-based ecosystem where researchers can analyze data related to NHLBI focus areas, like Long COVID, sickle cell disease, asthma, and heart disease.

Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)

CEAL is helping communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Learn more about CEAL and its programs.

Our Mission

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

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