Characterizing Atrial fibrillation by Translating its Causes into Health Modifiers in the Elderly (CATCH ME) brings together academic expert institutes, healthcare organisations and leading professional organisations with the intention to improve the care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The consortium is supported by Horizon 2020, over a duration of 4 years.
2% of the European population and 12-15% of Europe’s octogenarians suffer from AF, a cardiac disease putting them at risk for stroke, cognitive decline, heart failure, and premature death.
CATCH ME aims to improve the prevention and treatment of AF and its complications. The goal is to develop and validate better disease management strategies based on the improved understanding of the main health modifiers (such as genes, drugs, and behaviour) leading to atrial fibrillation in the European population.
More specifically, CATCH ME will:
- Identify the major health modifiers causing AF in the elderly in Europe
- Develop clinical tools that will personalise the prevention and management of AF patients
- Guide and strengthen future strategies to prevent, diagnose and treat AF in Europe.