Ghent, Mons and Reims universities join forces to prevent cardiovascular disease

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A cross-border ERDF-funded project is attempting to address the leading cause of death worldwide – cardiovascular events – by bringing together researchers from three universities in Belgium and France.

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 17.7 million deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease every year, representing 31 % of total global mortality.

In response, the NanoCardio project aims to prevent cardiovascular disorders by detecting atheromatous plaques at risk using a non-invasive imaging method. The work by researchers from universities in Ghent and Mons in Belgium and Reims in France will help doctors to predict the evolution of these plaques as early as possible and contribute to better cardiovascular patient management.

The total budget for the project is over EUR 1 600 000, with more than EUR 800 000 coming from the ERDF plus co-financing from the universities themselves. The project aims to make a fundamental contribution to improving global public health, with a specific focus on scaling-up and dissemination.

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Source article on 06/12/18

Author: A.LCX

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