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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Gene Transfer To Treat Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
Principal Investigator:

H. Kirk Hammond

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $82,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This proposal focuses on development of new potential treatments for patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Among symptomatic patients with HF, approximately half have preserved ejection fraction, and their mortality is similar to those with HF with reduced EF (HFrEF). However, unlike the case with HFrEF, there is currently no treatment for HFpEF that prolongs life, and few that reduce hospitalization rates for heart failure. We need new therapies to address this un...

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