Cardiovascular Diseases / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Heart Health Strategy II [EuroHeart II]
- Providing the most up to date statistics on CVD in Europe (including a cost of disease study in the EU) and analysing these data
- Identifying the most effective and cost effective CVD prevention po...
- Providing the most up to date statistics on CVD in Europe (including a cost of disease study in the EU) and analysing these data
- Identifying the most effective and cost effective CVD prevention policies
- Predicting future CHD trends
- Sharing knowledge on nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in Europe
- Building capacity in the cardiovascular patients` community

Start date: 01/03/2011 - End date: 01/03/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Cardiovascular Diseases
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Empowering Hospital [Emp-H]
This multicentre project aims to foster health promotion interventions and environments suitable for patients, their families, and health professionals. The strategy is based on the Health Promoting H...
This multicentre project aims to foster health promotion interventions and environments suitable for patients, their families, and health professionals. The strategy is based on the Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) framework with a strong emphasis on evidence based prevention.
The ultimate goal of this project is achievement of measurable improvements in population health through comprehensive promotion of healthy behaviours in diverse and complementary categories of individuals.
The project would focus on vulnerable patients presenting with acute manifestation of an underlying chronic condition, and on those they have stronger bonds with. Both patients and their families are assumed—in line with theory and evidence—to feel more susceptible to illness and more open to realize

Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Cardiovascular Diseases
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Participation To Healthy Workplaces And inclusive Strategies in the Work Sector [PATHWAYS]
Individuals with chronic diseases and mental disorders often experience work-related problems, such as unemployment, absenteeism, reduced productivity and stigmatization in the workplace, leading to n...
Individuals with chronic diseases and mental disorders often experience work-related problems, such as unemployment, absenteeism, reduced productivity and stigmatization in the workplace, leading to negative consequences at individual, national and European level. The rising prevalence of chronic diseases and mental disorders as well as the current economic crisis make this issue even more problematic, requiring action in terms of innovative strategies to improve the participation of these persons in the labor market. Unfortunately, this is hindered by a lack of knowledge of which strategies are available in the different European countries and their effectiveness, and a lack of clarity regarding the employment-related needs of these individuals, leading to gaps between what is offered and what is needed. Therefore, PATHWAYS aims a) to identify integration and re-integration strategies that are available in Europe and beyond, b) to determine their effectiveness, c) to assess the specific employment-related needs of persons with chronic diseases and mental disorders and d) to develop guidelines supporting the implementation of effective professional integration and reintegration strategies. Involvement in PATHWAYS of 12 partners with vast expertise in the area of chronic and mental conditions and employment from 10 different European countries allows to compare strategies between different European regions, taking into account cultural, social, and political differences. Stakeholder consultations, including advocacy organizations, employers, policy makers, international organizations, and European Union delegates, will provide useful insights as to the development and implementation of policy recommendations to improve their integration or reintegration into the workplace. In this way, PATHWAYS will provide the first steps to work towards a more inclusive labor market in which persons with chronic diseases and mental disorders can meaningfully participate.
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Cardiovascular Diseases
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF SELECTIVE PREVENTION OF CARDIO-METABOLIC DISEASES ACROSS EUROPE [SPIM EU]
The SPIM EU project aims at contributing to the reduction of cardio-metabolic morbidity and mortality in EU Member States by establishing the feasibility of implementing innovative selective preventio...
The SPIM EU project aims at contributing to the reduction of cardio-metabolic morbidity and mortality in EU Member States by establishing the feasibility of implementing innovative selective prevention actions in primary care. In addition, the SPIM EU project will provide a toolbox for tailoring selective prevention actions in all EU Member States. The evidence based guideline of the Dutch College of General Practitioners represents an innovative approach for efficiently implementing selective prevention by a stepwise identification process of persons at high risk in the general population. However, successful implementation of this approach in EU Member States with different health care systems calls for tailoring of this action.The SPIM EU project includes five Work Packages (WP4-WP8), in addition to three horizontal Work Packages. WP4 includes the mapping of existing selective prevention programs in all EU Member States, and their strengths and weaknesses. In WP5 a systematic literature review will be conducted to summarize the knowledge from the literature about facilitating and hampering factors in implementing selective prevention programs and to identify determinants of their uptake and compliance. WP6 includes a survey among primary health care professionals and a sample of the general population in five EU Member States [SWE, DNK, NLD, CZE, GRE] to gain more insight into the task perceptions and attitudes towards selective prevention actions. In WP7 the results of WP4-WP6 will be collated and synthesized into tailored designs for implementing selective prevention actions (inspired by the Dutch guideline) in the five fore-mentioned EU Member States with the aim to test their feasibility. The feasibility tests are the core element of WP8. This will result in a toolbox of measures to tailor the implementation of selective prevention actions in all EU Member States taking their respective social, cultural, political and health care system contexts into account
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 31/07/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Cardiovascular Diseases
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EUROpean Treatment & Reduction of Acute Coronary Syndromes cost analysis [EUROTRACS]
General objective
The present proposal`s main objective consists of utility analysis (cost-effectiveness) in terms of cost per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) saved in two fields: 1) Three populati...
General objective
The present proposal`s main objective consists of utility analysis (cost-effectiveness) in terms of cost per Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) saved in two fields: 1) Three population interventions (and their combinations) designed to prevent coronary artery disease incidence aimed at reducing smoking, dyslipidaemia, and hypertension population prevalence, and 2) optimal use of coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention procedures in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with special emphasis on the elderly (>64 years) to minimize the inequalities in this patient subgroup that has higher mortality than patients <65 years.


Start date: 01/06/2013 - End date: 01/06/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Cardiovascular Diseases