Pro@Heart Study

The Prospective Athlete’s Heart Study (Pro@Heart) provides a unique opportunity to rigorously assess the long-term health effects of high-level exercise. In the Pro@Heart study we will comprehensively assess the physical features of an athelete whereafter we will prospectively asses health outcomes over many years. The key to its rigor lies in the comprehensive and prospective nature of this study. This will enable us to assess whether certain individual features (heart size for example) are associated with favourable of unfavourable long-term health outcomes.

There are multiple studies that have been performed in athletes but almost all of these have assessed athlete’s health at a single point in time. Thus, it is not possible to determine whether findings (positive or negative) are due to exercise or pre-existing health status.

A number of large prospective studies performed in the general population (the Framingham Cohort Study (New England, USA) and the Busselton Study (Western Australia) are two examples) have contributed enormously to our understanding of the health effects of cholesterol, blood pressure and other lifestyle factors. However there have not been any studies of this nature and scale in athletes.

This is ambitious project will aim to create the largest prospective study in the world by collaborating with international leaders in sports cardiology, exercise science, genetics and population health. It is expected that the number of international collaborators will increase over time so that the study can provide a description of athletes from multiple nations and various sporting pursuits.

16:00 - 17:30
uur aanpassen
locatie: Kulak 08.04a

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla vel erat aliquam augue posuere pharetra. Vestibulum convallis tortor ligula, id pharetra nulla efficitur ac. Quisque ac velit ut nisi sodales molestie. Duis mollis vitae tellus ut sagittis. Donec egestas egestas tellus, eget posuere augue semper non. Vivamus accumsan metus sit amet elementum dapibus.

Vivamus vitae ullamcorper est. Sed accumsan libero ante, vitae dictum sem elementum id. Donec sollicitudin tellus sit amet lobortis semper. Duis ornare vestibulum lorem vel tempor. Aenean ut libero massa. Cras gravida, ex eu gravida congue, dui ligula pulvinar est, id ultrices quam nibh sed tellus.

Sed malesuada, nisi in aliquam vehicula, quam massa vehicula neque, quis sollicitudin diam felis vitae tortor. Morbi molestie varius mi id maximus. Maecenas purus libero, viverra sit amet commodo a, sodales ac arcu. In et turpis a nisi auctor venenatis id ut sapien. Suspendisse posuere eros eu magna condimentum, ac convallis justo lobortis. Nulla non tellus eget lectus lobortis condimentum eget id nulla. Praesent auctor tempus sapien, quis consequat risus mattis eget.

Reservering bevestigen
Kies een ander uur