Testing the predictive ability of blood based novel biomarkers for cardiovascular outcomes in UK Biobank: a nationwide cohort study of > 500k people

Testing the predictive ability of blood based novel biomarkers for cardiovascular outcomes in UK Biobank: a nationwide cohort study of > 500k people

Type: Heart

Grant holder: Professor Naveed Sattar, et al., University of Glasgow

Amount Awarded: £73,064 over 18 months

Year: 2016 - Ongoing

In UK Biobank, a remarkable study of 500,000 people, blood tests might help detect early risk of heart attack and strokes, and other important diseases. The researchers will investigate to what extent newer blood tests tell us about how likely someone is to develop heart attacks and strokes, how these conditions develop, and whether and when there should be intervention. This would result in more accurate targeting of preventative medications (such as statins or blood pressure tablets) to patients before they develop the illness. The work of the researchers will be cutting edge since UK Biobank is the largest study to have addressed these questions.