Heart to Heart

The aim of the research project Heart to Heart is to give new insights into health differences between Norway and Russia. The main focus is to expand our knowledge of cardiovascular disease etiolology and to develop and implement preventive strategies.

Russia has one of the world's highest rates of cardiovascular disease mortality, in working age more than seven times higher than in neighbouring Norway. The high rate of premature mortality puts a substantial burden on Russian health care, economy, and families.

The Heart to Heart project was set up to aquire new knowledge about the large health differences by comparisons between the seventh Tromsø Study survey  (2015-16) in Tromsø, Norway, and the Know Your Heart study in Arkangelsk and Novosibirsk, Russia (part of the International Project on Cardiovascular Disease in Russia (IPCDR) led from the UK). The core objective of Heart to Heart is to quantify the likely contribution of different cardiovascular abnormalities and associated risk factors in explaining the huge difference in cardiovascular mortality between Norway and Russia. This project is unique in collecting in depth contemporary biomedical data that are designed to be comparable.

The international collaboration between the Tromsø Study in Norway and the Know Your Heart study (Узнай своё сердце) in Russia. Photo: Stina Grønbech and Ekaterina Kargopolova

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Et massivt forskerteam samarbeider nå for å studere folkehelsa i Russland. Forekomsten av hjertesykdom blant unge menn er alarmerende.

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07.11.2018

Heart to Heart symposium

Major new insights into health differences between Norway and Russia. Join us for an exciting two day symposium!

02.07.2018