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Director of Thesis
Dr. Edie Goldsmith
Dr. Francis Spinale
Cardiovascular disease is an extremely prevalent and costly disease, as it is the number one cause of death in the US. In 2006 alone, cardiovascular disease cost the U.S. over $400 billion from direct healthcare spending and lost-productivity (Mensah & Brown, 2007). According to a study conducted by the CDC in 2012, 26.6 million adults in the US, or 11.6% of the adult population, had been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CDC, 2015). Each year in the U.S., roughly 635,000 people have a first-time heart attack and about 300,000 have recurrent heart attacks (Mozaffarian D, 2015).
Swimmer, Kaitlyn, "Expression of Fibroblast Activation Protein on Cardiac Fibroblasts and Relevance to Post-Myocardial Infarction Remodeling" (2017). Senior Theses. 127.