Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Relevance of cardiovascular disease associated with autoimmunity research

NIH estimates up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease (AD) and up to 24 million from heart diseases. As a result, NIH and AHA estimates the annual direct health care costs for AD to be in the range of $100 billion and $200 billion for heart and stroke diseases. Yet this area of research has been neglected and underfunded. The proposition is for NHLBI to partner with other NIH institutes dealing with autoimmunity to encourage research in this field by generating RFAs dedicated to cardiovascular consequences of autoimmune diseases.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)?: Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC:

Reduce the impact of autoimmune diseases on the heart and vascular system.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC:

Generate RFAs dedicated to the field of autoimmune associated cardiovascular diseases.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea: M. Boutjdir


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Idea No. 636