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Heart failure is a progressive condition where the heart weakens and cannot pump blood efficiently for the needs of the body.

In Alberta, heart failure causes 50% of all hospitalizations in adults age 65 and older.

In Alberta, heart failure is common in rural settings.

Heart failure is at epidemic levels in most developed countries.


Alberta HEART’s vision is to pioneer the development of new diagnostic criteria and treatment strategies for patients with diastolic heart failure and establish ourselves as world-leaders in diastolic heart failure research.

This research has been funded by an Interdisciplinary Team Grant from Alberta Innovates- Health Solutions (formerly Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research). Find Out More →

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