The Science

Scientific Focus Areas

Providing global leadership in prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases involves a range of efforts – from consortiums and networks to dedicated programs with specific focus areas. Learn about the NHLBI-supported initiatives that span the research continuum.

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Pregnant woman at doctor's office having pressure measured.
Research Feature
High blood pressure is the most common medical problem during pregnancy. CREDIT: Jovanmandic, istockphoto If a woman is pregnant and chronic high blood pressure is seriously high, doctors typically don’t debate...