Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular diseases: remarks on the meeting in Pioppi
The international meeting held in Pioppi (Salerno) on September 24-27, 2009 has been the occasion to summarize the latest advances in the knowledge of nutrition components, lifestyles and cardio and cerebrovascular disease.
Bank of biological samples
The Progetto Cuore longitudinal studies have contributed to create a bank of biological samples, where are stored at low temperature different types of biological material for future research, usually not planned at the beginning of the study.
Data from the 2nd OEC survey
The section on risk factors has been restructured and enriched with data collected by the Cardiovascular Epidemiologic Observatory during two different surveys conducted 10 years apart. Data from the second population survey started in 2008 are available online for some Regions and centres.
Cardiovascular disease is the most important cause of mortality, morbidity and disability in the Italian population. The pages of this website contain the results of the Progetto Cuore: they include the cardiovascular risk charts and the individual score, two useful tools to assess the likelihood that a person has to experience a major cardiovascular event (myocardial infarction, stroke) over the next ten years knowing the value of his/her risk factors. Data on the distribution of risk factors and the frequency of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men and women are also available.
European Health Examination Survey - Joint Action
To collect data on the health of European adult population to plan a Europe-wide survey: this is the main objective of the EHES. The collected data will be used to evaluate national and European actions of health prevention.
The aim of the Eurociss (European Cardiovascular Indicators Surveillance Set) project is to select indicators to monitor cardiovascular diseases and issue recommendations for the assessment of their distribution and impact in Europe. Read the description of the project and download the updated and downloadable version of the report 2007.