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Choose Your Impact: Cardiology

Taking on the world's #1 killer

Heart disease is the deadliest on the planet, responsible for some 30% of deaths around the world. At HMO, we are committed to preventing, diagnosing, treating, and continuing the research that could one day eradicate heart disease. For decades, Hadassah Medical Organization has been at the forefront of innovative heart research in the Middle East.

HMO has initiated a collaborative research project with a Muslim Arab family whose members have a genetic form of early onset malignant valve calcification, which leads to early death. Prof. Chaim Lotan, head of the Heart Institute, hopes "in the very near future" to clone the genetic mutation and, potentially, find a cure. "Forging scientific alliances that transcend national borders… allows us to continue to meet the challenges of cardiovascular disease in the future," said Prof. Lotan.

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