Unravelling the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease manifestation
Preventive therapies can stave off or delay the occurrence of cardiovascular disorders if individuals at risk are identified on time. Inflammation drives the development of cardiovascular disease, but routine screening of inflammatory markers to assess cardiovascular risk in the general population is not yet an option. The goal of the EU-funded INF-CVD project is to investigate the associations between a range of chronic inflammatory conditions and different types of cardiovascular disorders using one of the world's largest available longitudinal healthcare datasets. A better understanding of cardiovascular risks associated with chronic inflammation may help create guidelines and put the focus on patients at risk, for whom screening and treatment are likely to prevent the occurrence of the disease.