YOUNG50 #Stay Healthy - Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

European Society of Cardiology: cardiovascular disease statistics 2021

 This report from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Atlas Project updates and expands upon the widely cited 2019 report in presenting cardiovascular disease (CVD) statistics for the 57 ESC member countries.Statistics pertaining to 2019, or the latest available year, are presented. Data sources include the World Health Organization, the…

Launch of the MECKI score : the index calculating the risk of death from heart failure

The MECKI score (Metabolic Exercise Cardiac Kidney Index) is based on an algorithm developed by the Centro Cardiologico Monzino (Italy), which will make it possible to assess the individual mortality risk of patients and consequently to identify the subjects most in need of treatment. The MECKI calculation is based on the values of the cardiopulmonary test together with other echocardiographic and laboratory parameters: haemoglobin, sodium, renal function, left ventricular ejection fraction, peak oxygen consumption and ventilatory efficiency under stress. This algorithm entered the clinical practice of cardiologists in Europe following its official introduction into the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The calculator is available online and is also available in an iPad version, which can be downloaded free of charge from iTunes.


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Lithuanian screening programme finally launched in September 2021

 On 25 September was launched in Lithuania the screening programme in the framework of YOUNG50 Project Screening visits of citizens has finally started in Vilnius.Centro poliklinika, Lithuanian partner of the project, from its patient database selected all 49-50 years old persons as potential participants. A trained employee has started contacting the participants…

Romania starts with the implementation of the screening activities!

In Romania the implementation of the screening activities for identification of behavioral and biological risk factors for cardio-vascular diseases included in the European project Young 50 have started in September 2021.The program is organised at local level through cooperation between NGO Aer Pur Romania, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy…

World Health Day 2021: “Use Heart to Connect”

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital health, creating an opportunity to strengthen the response to Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD).In particular, the potential of remote health management has been highlighted when face-to-face medical consultations have not been possible in many settings.As the article “World Heart Day 2021: COVID-19, digital…

The YOUNG50 presenting video is out: check it out!

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the European Union, causing more than 1.8 million deaths per year, as well as a great loss of potential years of life. Prevention plays a key role in reducing mortality linked to cardiovascular diseases. The risk factors that most expose people…

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