Chronic diseases and aging

Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases represent one of the main causes of death, morbidity and disability and have a very high social and economic impact.

Research activities of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) in this area are based on: surveys on the adult population for the assessment of risk factors, health education, analysis of the heart-brain interaction, study of atrial fibrillation and identification risk indicators, study of medical devices, study of immunological, inflammatory and thrombotic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and research of new biomarkers for the prevention and therapy of these pathologies. Particular attention is paid to studying gender differences in these contexts.