Welcome at VASCage



Owing to the increased life expectancy and epidemics of overweight and diabetes in Western countries the burden of cardiovascular disease will continuously grow and pose major challenges to the public and health care systems. On the other hand an extended lifespan free of disability has been a quest of mankind ever since and understanding vascular ageing is the key to this aim.
The overall goals of VASCage are to maintain and improve vascular health and to enable better coping with the consequences of vascular disease in aged individuals.
The clinical and public health priorities of VASCage lie in novel diagnostic and therapeutical achievements, ambitious prevention programmes in young individuals, and innovative concepts for adapting current health systems to future demands.