Artery Research

Volume 26, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages 71 - 75

Addressing the Unmet Needs of Measuring Vascular Ageing in Clinical Practice–European COoperation in Science and Technology Action VascAgeNet

Authors
Rachel Emma Climie1, 2, 3, Christopher Clemens Mayer4, *, Rosa Maria Bruno1, 5, Bernhard Hametner4
1INSERM U970 Paris-Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire (PARCC), Paris, France
2Sports Cardiology and Diabetes and Population Health, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
3Blood Pressure Research Group, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia
4Center for Health & Bioresources, Biomedical Systems, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Giefinggasse 4, Vienna 1210, Austria
5Department of Pharmacology, Université Paris Descartes – Université de Paris, Paris, France
*Corresponding author. Email: christopher.mayer@ait.ac.at
Corresponding Author
Christopher Clemens Mayer
Received 29 November 2019, Accepted 21 March 2020, Available Online 6 April 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.200328.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
COST Action, VascAgeNet, network, vascular ageing, study protocol
Abstract

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, regardless of gender, ethnicity or income. Evidence that vascular age, as opposed to chronological age, is better related to the prognosis of CVD is convincing. Despite recent technological advances for the measurement of vascular ageing, unmet needs remain which currently limit the assessment of vascular ageing in routine clinical practice. These unmet needs include: (1) lack of easy-to-use, affordable techniques/devices, (2) insufficient validation in clinical settings, (3) fragmentation of expertise in few research laboratories globally, and (4) lack of investigator/research driven intervention studies and head-to-head comparisons between different measurement techniques. This paper summarises how a recently awarded European COoperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action on Vascular Ageing (VascAgeNet) will address these unmet needs. The broad aim of the COST Action VascAgeNet is to establish a network which will work to refine, harmonize and promote the use of vascular ageing biomarkers, in order to improve clinical practice and to reduce the burden of CVD globally.

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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
26 - 2
Pages
71 - 75
Publication Date
2020/04
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.200328.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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