Cardiovascular Diseases: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes...
All are on the rise in the United States and, with the increasing prevalence of obesity
and diabetes, have been described as an epidemic. Did you know that in 2013 the leading
cause of death was cardiovascular disease? This affects us all. People either have
heart disease, will get heart disease, or know someone who has heart disease. The
demand is high for a greater understanding of how cardiovascular disease develops
and for new and better treatments. This is the mission of the Vascular Biology Center. We have brought together an internationally recognized team of experts determined
to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our
field is developing rapidly, our science is critical, not only for the health of our
country, but the rest of the world.