Heart disease strikes more Americans than any other condition—upward of 85 million people. But OMRF scientists are poised to change that statistic. Our researchers are making major strides in understanding the origins of heart disease. OMRF’s cardiovascular biologists study the biological processes at work in the heart that can lead to heart failure, as well as proteins in the blood that regulate clotting. They also investigate the role of inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and new ways to control blood vessel development and growth.