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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) causes ~20% of all deaths in Europe. SCA is lethal within minutes if left untreated and survival rates are presently only 5-20%. Therefore, there is a large medical need to improve SCA prevention and treatment.
Designing effective individualised prevention and treatment strategies require knowledge on genetic and environmental risk factors. So far, these efforts have been hampered by the lack of sufficiently large study cohorts of SCA patients with detailed information. Obtaining SCA patient samples is challenging as the condition happens suddenly and unexpectedly.
In this project, leading European scientific teams which have created large relevant population cohorts, mostly dedicated to SCA research, join forces to fully exploit available data towards improving SCA management.
This will be done through :
To achieve the project aim, the following sub-objectives are defined:
In this project, the large international scientific societies/associations European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), are involved as project partners in order to translate the outcomes into European clinical practice for the prevention of SCA, and European infrastructures to improve survival after SCA.
* Represented by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
June 2018 - Cardiac Rhythm News : European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network will look at gender-based prevention and treatment. Access the article here.
April 2018 - CORDIS : Scientists across Europe are creating a large database of sudden cardiac arrest cases to improve direct patient care. Access the article here.
January 2018 - European Heart Journal (Cardio Pulse) : A major European Horizon 2020 project focused on cardiac arrest. Access the article here.
Duration: 60 months
Funded by the “Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)” of the European Union
Grant agreement 73 3381
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
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