Mission Lifeline’s Newest State: Iowa

The Helmsley Charitabe Trust has been spending millions to cut mortality rates for patients experiencing an ST-elevated myocardial infarction, an especially deadly type of heart attack. Now it's expanding to Iowa.
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This Funder Is Laser-Focused on Congenital Heart Defects in Children

In the past, Children’s Heart Foundation has favored translational research—getting promising lab results into clinical settings for more thorough testing. We take a look at their latest RFP.
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Can Philanthropy Beat Heart Attacks?

Time was, heart attacks were near-unstoppable killers. Too often, they still are, but two determined funders are working to change that, pioneering new and better cardiac care solutions throughout the Midwest..

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Helmsley Giving Big to Make Heart Attacks Less Deadly in Rural America

There’s no doubt about it: the Helmsley Charitable Trust is making rural access to healthcare a big priority. These days, Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program has established itself as a major part of the foundation’s overall profile, and their partnership with the American Heart Association, called Mission: Lifeline, is one of the program’s biggest funded initiatives.
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Inside Medtronic Philanthropy’s HeartRescue Project

Medtronic’s HeartRescue Project has a pretty specific objective—dedicated to raising awareness and improving outcomes for sufferers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in and around Minneapolis/St. Paul —but it’s big by Medtronic standards, netting $2.8 million of the foundation’s giving in 2013. And it seems to be built for possible future expansion.
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Why Irene Pollin's $10 Million Pledge Is Her Personal War on Heart Disease

Irene Pollin founded Sister to Sister in 1999 to address the disaparities between how men and women receive preventative care and treatment for heart disease. The foundation recognizes that heart disease kills more women than stroke, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and breast cancer combined.

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