In beautiful Riga, Latvia, was held on 14th to 16th of May, 2019 the symposium of the Joint Transnational Calls JTC2016 ‘Heart Failure’, JTC2017 ‘Atherosclerosis’ and JTC2018 ‘Transnational Cardiovascular Research Projects driven by Early Career Scientists’.
Our LYMIT-DIS consortium, represented by E Brakenhielm, A Ratajska, E Jones and A González Miqueo, participated in presentations and engaged in networking with the other ERA-CVD teams including related MINOTAUR , FAT4Heart, and LIPCAR projects.
Listen to talks by our scientists at the Pint of Science festivals held in Pamplona (Spain) and Leuven (Belgium) today
Every year, approximately 3.6 million people are diagnosed with heart failure, a condition in which the heart is not able to pump sufficiently blood throughout the body, also referred as a “tired heart”. In this condition, the heart muscle is stiffened and is therefore not able to relax. As such, the filling of the heart with blood is reduced and less blood is pumped out to the body. Especially, aged people and people with high blood pressure, extreme overweight and/or sugar disease have a high risk of developing this condition. However, while this patient group is dramatically increasing, therapies are absent so it is of the utmost importance.
Cover in local press May 2019:
La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica, un problema grave que afecta a no pocos enfermos, será protagonista en el ciclo de charlas Pint of Science de Pamplona
The Meeting was dedicated to intense & dynamic exchanges on the advancement of Project tasks and deliverables, with special focus on stimulating exchanges of methods and materials between our different teams to further advance the work packages.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the major cause of death in Europe. CVD research is a crucial area in health research, hence an effective coordination of research at national and EU level, increased cross-disciplinary interaction and research advancements are needed. By gathering their forces and funding capacities so far 18 countries joined to set up a new ERA-Net Cofund action (European Research Area Network co-funded by the European Commission, EC) dedicated to cardiovascular diseases (ERA-CVD) .
Santé. À Rouen, un laboratoire a remporté un appel d’offres européen pour diriger un projet scientifique sur l’insuffisance cardiaque. Avec l’espoir de traiter la maladie.