Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular epidemiology is the study of the causes and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
When conducting cardiovascular epidemiology research at Department of Clinical Epidemiology, we integrate knowledge on all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including physiology, life style, socio-economy, laboratory data, treatment, risk factors, and prognosis. We work closely with Department of Cardiology at Aarhus University Hospital as well as with DCE colleagues from other research areas to create synergy and address important aspects related to the increasing comorbidity burden in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Major focus areas include the study of trends in the incidence and prognosis of acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases, risk and prognostic factors, medication use and interactions, and comparisons of cardiovascular interventions, such as coronary stents, in pragmatic trials.