The Big Bike has taken our research far
How far? Well, since the first ride in 1993, research discoveries supported by Heart & Stroke have seen
- Human genome mapping reveals more than 84,000 DNA sequences related to heart disease and stroke.
- Clot-busting drug tPA used to treat ischemic stroke — one of the biggest life-saving breakthroughs.
- Dr. Lori West discovers that, unlike adults, newborns are able to accept hearts from incompatible donors.
- ACE inhibitors are found to significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
- Canadian Stroke Strategy, a joint initiative with the Canadian Stroke Network, revolutionizes stroke management with a new integrated approach to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
- INTERHEART study, led by Dr. Salim Yusuf, discovers the existence of nine modifiable risk factors that account for over 90% of heart attacks worldwide.
- World’s first in-utero surgery to correct congenital heart defects is performed in Canada.
- Discover more Heart & Stroke Research Breakthroughs