CARRIER - Coronary ARtery disease: Risk estimations and Interventions for prevention and EaRly detection

Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of death in the Netherlands and other Western countries. The most common cardiovascular diseases are coronary heart disease (CHZ). Lifestyle plays an important role in the development of CHZ

Examples of lifestyle factors that increase the risk of CHZ are smoking, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. The aim of CARRIER is to use a regional collaboration of cardiologists, general practitioners, lawyers and data scientists to detect CHZ at an early stage and to prevent it by means of a personalized lifestyle intervention.

On the basis of medical data from hospitals and general practitioners and socio-economic data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), predictive algorithms will be developed using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. With these algorithms, cardiologists and general practitioners will be able to detect high-risk patients who have a history of CHZ based on their lifestyle or already. Citizens with an increased risk, heart patients and doctors will work together to set up a personal lifestyle intervention. Compliance with the lifestyle intervention will be promoted and monitored by means of a digital multimedia lifestyle coach (eCoach).

Through this broad preventive approach, we aim to reduce the number of heart attacks and other CHZ, and their consequences. Doctors can offer additional opportunities to fight the causes of CHZ. Citizens with an increased risk and patients will have more control over the prevention of CHZ and other diseases that can be prevented by adjusting the lifestyle.

More information
Titel project: CARRIER - Coronary ARtery disease: Risk estimations and Interventions for prevention and EaRly detection

Programma: Commit2Data-Program

Organisatie: NWO

Partners: Maastricht UMC+, Sananet Care BV, CBS, MAASTRO Clinic, HuisartsenOZL en Huis van de Zorg

Contact
Prof.dr.ir.A.L.A.J. Dekker (Universiteit Maastricht)

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