Primary Prevention Research on Cardiovascular Diseases

Improving cardiovascular risk management: Quantifying the impact of risk factors and lifestyle on the burden of cardiovascular diseases in the Netherlands.

The aim of the project is to quantify the contribution of cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, blood pressure and serum cholesterol and lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking, physical inactivity) to cardiovascular disease risk in Dutch population-based cohorts. Data from this project will facilitate cardiovascular risk management in the Netherlands. Presently used risk scores (e.g. SCORE) for the identification of high-risk groups are examined. Also, we pursue to improve the identification of high risk groups by adding risk factors to these scores that are simple to measure.


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