Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death worldwide and has an incredibly large impact on people’s lives and wellbeing. The combination of an ageing population, unhealthy lifestyle, and increased numbers of risk factors, like hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease has led to a rise in the number of patients with CVD, reaching over 85 million in Europe alone.
Despite scientific advancements, the combination of risk factors linked to CVD and the presence of co-morbidities have made treatment difficult, making it urgent to address the complexity of CVD.
iCARE4CVD aims to improve four key areas of current CVD healthcare by:
- Enhancing early diagnosis of patients at risk of cardiovascular disease
- Developing and assigning risk levels to patients, defining those who need an urgent intervention
- Creating AI-based tools to predict how individual patients will respond to treatment
- Ensuring the inclusion of outcomes that patients want, by incorporating their perspectives into every area of our work
iCARE4CVD’s vision is to work towards a future where CVD is better understood, more effectively treated, and less devastating for individuals and communities.