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Providing Heart Disease Prevention Resources

At Fundacion Araucaria Foundation, we are focused on promoting educational and research activities in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention. We want to prevent heart attacks and hypertension in particular.

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About Our Organization

Since 1995, we have provided grants and financial assistance through the Chilean Society of Cardiology for Cardiovascular Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs. These programs are a key component in the recovery of patients after a heart attack and open-heart surgery.

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Committed to Preventing Heart Diseases

In early 2000, we assisted in the first steps of the development of cardiovascular prevention programs in Chile. From 2001 to 2003, our organization sponsored a visit to San Diego of three registered nurses from the University of Chile and Catholic University Medical Centers.

These nurses have expertise in cardiovascular care and visited the cardiovascular divisions of Sharp Health Care Rehabilitation programs at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

How We Assist Research in the Cardiovascular Field

To keep our organization connected to similar nonprofits around the world, we became a member of the World Heart Association, a branch of the World Health Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

For the last 22 years, we have supported research in epidemiology and mechanisms of atherosclerosis and heart disease with grants provided to researchers in San Diego, California, and in Chile through the Chilean Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery.

We have also sponsored research about the quality of care and outcomes in patients presenting with a heart attack at three Sharp Health Care hospitals. Three papers on this research have already been published.

Supporting Cardiovascular Prevention Research

Since 2010, our foundation has provided financial and technical assistance to an ongoing study in primary care centers in the Metropolitan region of Santiago, Chile.

We look at factors influencing blood pressure control in adults with hypertension and its impact on cardiovascular disease. Three components of this study have been published in international hypertension journals.

Since 2018, we have also supported a study on health risk factors among the University of Chile medical students and their evolution during their first academic year.

The first stage of this study was presented at the 2018 American Heart Association meeting on Cardiovascular Prevention in Phoenix, Arizona. This study won the prestigious Paul D. White award for primary CV prevention.

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Speak With Our Experienced Team

Get in touch with us today if you require resources and information about cardiovascular disease prevention, or if you are interested in the services of our organization.