St. Louis Heart Ball Coming in February

The 2014 St. Louis Heart Ball offers an evening of dining,  live and silent auctions, and outstanding entertainment.  

The ball begins Saturday, Feb 22 at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight, at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis.

Registration Fee:Sponsorship available

In the past five years, 2009-2013, the American Heart Association has funded 135 studies at a cost of $14.9 million in Missouri, including more than $10.4 million at St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

"We are working every day to make Metro St. Louis a healthy community, improve your family's health, ensure quality health care, deliver emotional support to patients and find ways to end heart disease and stroke," reads a statement on the Heart Association website.

"We greatly appreciate all of the support that we have received throughout the years for auction donations and sponsorship of this celebration event."

For more information contact:
Cecilia Holechek

Learn more About our Research at the American Heart Association

1940- Present

1940s Research Milestones

Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine, receives the first AHA-supported research grant. The $25,000 grant covers equipment and staff salaries. Szent-Gyorgyi receives a second grant (for $10,000) in 1949. Both grants are awarded to enable him to do fundamental studies on muscle energetics.

With national AHA support, Dr. Alfred Farah examines the influence of sulfahydryl compounds as diuretics. The next year, Dr. William Schwartz, also receiving national funding, finds sulfanilamide can act as a diuretic. Diuretics help treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.

1950s Research Milestones

1960s Research Milestones
1970s Research Milestones

1980s Research Milestones
1990s Research Milestones

2000s Research Milestones

2011 Research Milestone
  1. 1Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
  2. 2Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
  3. 3What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
  4. 4Target Heart Rates
  5. 5What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean
  6. 6Low Blood Pressure
  7. 7Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
  8. 8All About Heart Rate (Pulse)
  9. 9Good vs. Bad Cholesterol
  10. 10Types of Blood Pressure Medications


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