University Team embark on major heart disease study in South Asia

University Team embark on major heart disease study in South Asia

TESLA's BRAVE project (Bangladesh Risk of Acute Vascular Events) is mentioned in the university annual report

TESLA’s BRAVE project (Bangladesh Risk of Acute Vascular Events) is mentioned in the university annual report

Bangladesh Risk of Acute Vascular Events (BRAVE) study, in this regard, has been designed and funded by Cambridge as a pioneering large-scale case-control study of acute coronary disease in Bangladesh. Commenced in 2011, BRAVE is being implemented locally in collaboration with National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease Bangladesh, and Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Unit of icddr,b. As of 2016, BRAVE has recruited over 7500 first-ever myocardial infarction cases and 7500 healthy controls from capital Dhaka city Information and biological specimen routinely collected include data using a 400-item questionnaire, physical measurements, blood, toe-nail and extracted DNA samples from all participants.