Stroke and Cardiovascular research

We collaborate with local, national and international research teams to better understand the determinants of outcomes for stroke and cardiovascular diseases. We use regional, national and international databases and disease registries as well as existing cohort data to conduct this research. The epidemiological work generates new hypotheses and identifies areas of potential therapeutic targets to improve clinical care and outcome of these major chronic conditions prevalent in older age.

Find out more about our work through some recent work we have published in this area: 

International Community Acquired Pneumonia Collaboration Cohort

Community acquired pneumonia is prevalent in older age and associated with high mortality. In collaboration with renowned world leading researchers in this field, ACER team leads the research programme of the International CAP Collaboration Cohort (ICCC). Through this collaboration we aim to provide better understanding of determinants of outcomes in CAP. Examples of such development include comparison of commonly and less commonly known CAP severity scoring systems and identification of characteristics of CAP patients with poor outcome (30-day mortality) despite non-severe status of severity score.

Due to its large sample size, the ICCC cohort will be able to provide the determinants of outcomes in patient groups with specific conditions such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases taking into account case mix and individual prognostic indicators. The finding from the ICCC cohort will be of benefit to the CAP research community and help define a future agenda for research, as well as helping clinicians make better clinical decisions for patients with CAP.

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