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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Research Features
Insufficient cardiovascular response to mental stress linked to reduced blood flow in the heart among people with heart disease Imagine walking through a park and suddenly spotting a bear. Normally your heart...