EU health projects

Euroheart II

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the main cause of death and a major cause of disability in Europe. It is estimated that 80% can be prevented.

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Across Europe chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease) account for 86% of all deaths each year, though rates vary between and within countries due to stark inequalities in health. Chronic diseases have a large impact on health care costs throughout the European Union (EU).

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