Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease and stroke, are the most common non-communicable diseases, and are the leading cause of death, responsible for an estimated 17 million deaths globally.

Cardiovascular pharmacoepidemiology is a most relevant research area since a large proportion of the population is affected, causing a high impact on health systems and society, and offering large potential to reduce premature mortality and disability. CPE is actively working in the cardiovascular research area, including evaluation of medicines used for prevention or treatment of cardiovascular disease, such as antithrombotic and lipid lowering drugs, and also cardiovascular safety for other treatments in a real-world setting.

The research area is led by Marie Linder (Publications on PubMed)

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