Kardiovize Brno 2030 is the only population-based cardiovascular health prevention project in Central and Eastern Europe that aims to identify the cardiovascular risk factors of Brno-city population, and to minimize these, by 2030, through tailored preventative programs. The aim of the project is to achieve that the city of Brno has within 20 years the lowest morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease in the Czech Republic in persons of working age. We want to make this happen through gradually increasing awareness of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, as well as through shifts in mindset and behavior of the Brno population, thus achieving changes in both levels of risk factors and the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases themselves.
Kardiovize 2030 patients database - Kardiovize 2030: In the project’s first phase, was assessed the prevalence of major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in the target population of Brno city (400 000 inhabitants), Czech Republic, performing a randomly selected sample of 2160 volunteers aged 25-64 and following the methodology of the post-MONICA study, enrolled since January 2013 till December 2014. This survey is unique in Europe combining a detailed assessment of the traditional and some novel CVD risk factors with the evaluation of health care costs and including assessment of depression, stress, cognitive tests and resting energy expenditure. Deep frozen samples of plasma, serum or isolated DNA´s in every participant open the study to other disciplines beyond cardiology in the near future.