Our mission is to detect the earliest signs of heart and blood vessel damage
with a view to preventing serious complications later.
Our main focus for prevention of atherosclerosis is for children and young adults with risk factors for early heart disease, especially those who are obese, those exposed to passive smoke in the home, those who smoke themselves or those who with high levels of cholesterol. We are also focussing on subjects with pre-diabetes or diabetes and babies who are born small at full term.
What impact will this research have?
Early detection and prevention of advanced heart disease could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year.