The research projects financed by the Marató de TV3 Foundation, with the funds raised in the 2022 edition of the telethon focused on cardiovascular diseases, were announced today.
Cardiovascular diseases can affect different organs of the body, especially the arteries in the heart and brain. Many diseases affect cardiovascular health. The most serious ones are heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke and sudden cardiac death. They are the main cause of death in developed countries and one of the most important public health problems.
The selected projects aim to make progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, to reduce mortality as much as possible and improve people's quality of life. The final amount raised was €11.2 million euros. This money will be divided up among the 37 winning research projects, which will be carried out by 71 research teams.
The ten selected projects that include researchers from the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS are:
- Secondary brain damage induced by alterations in glucose metabolism in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage: diagnostic and prognostic value of continuous glucose monitoring.
Researcher: Sergio Amaro Delgado, neurologist at the Hospital Clínic and researcher in the IDIBAPS Cerebrovascular diseases research group
- Influence of domestic violence on the prognosis of women with acute coronary syndrome.
Researcher: Blanca Coll-Vinent Puig, doctor in the Hospital Clínic A&E Department and researcher in the IDIBAPS Emergencies: processes and pathologies research group
- New targets and therapies based on oxidative stress to fight genetic aortopathies.
Researchers: Gustavo Egea Guri, head of the IDIBAPS Vascular cell biology research group and researcher at the University of Barcelona – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Vivian de Waard, Amsterdam UMC Academic Medical Center; Maria Galán Arroyo Rey Juan Carlos University - Faculty of Health Sciences
- Randomized study on the treatment of patients with recurrent strokes despite anticoagulant treatment (ADD-LAAO STUDY).
Researchers: Xavier Freixa Rofastes, cardiologist at the Hospital Clínic and researcher in the IDIBAPS Biopathology and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias research group; Luis Nombela Franco, Foundation for Biomedical Research - Hospital Clínico San Carlos; Xavier Millán Álvarez, Research Institute Foundation - Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau; Rodrigo Estévez Loureiro, Galicia Sur Biomedical Foundation Health Research Institute
- Map of inflammation in human atherosclerosis: a translational imaging and multiomics study.
Researchers: Ana García Álvarez, head of the Hospital Clínic Cardiology Service and researcher in the IDIBAPS Biopathology and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias research group; José Javier Fuster Ortuño, Carlos III Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research
- Decoding the intrinsic endothelial mechanisms that cause porto-sinusoidal hypertension.
Researchers: Mariona Graupera Garcia-Milà, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute Foundation; Virginia Hernández Gea, hepatologist at the Hospital Clínic and researcher in the IDIBAPS Regulation of liver microcirculation in cirrhosis and hepatic vascular diseases research group.
- Prevention of cardiac implantable electronic device infections through the use of a bimodal coating based on a thermally activated hydrogel with broad-spectrum antimicrobials.
Researchers: Josep Maria Miró Meda, consultant in the Infectious Diseases Service and head of the IDIBAPS Endocarditis. Cardiovascular infections. Experimental model; Anna Arís Giralt, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology - Centre Animal Health Research Centre (IRTA-CReSA); Nora Ventosa Rull, CSIC - Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona; Òscar Quijada Pich, Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute Foundation (I3PT)
- Lipid-related inflammation as a therapeutic target in ischaemic stroke.
Researcher: Anna M. Planas Obradors, researcher in the IDIBAPS Cerebrovascular diseases research group and the CSIC – Barcelona Biomedical Research Institute
- Evaluation of the bioabsorbable endovascular adhesive patch Aortyx AX-GEN01 for the treatment of acute and subacute type B aortic dissection.
Researchers: Vicente Riambau Alonso, head of the Hospital Clínic Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service; Jordi Martorell López, Ramon Llull University Foundation – Chemical Institute of Sarrià
- Personalized resynchronization therapy based on electrocardiographic imaging and magnetic resonance: biventricular pacing vs. left bundle branch pacing.
Researcher: José María Tolosana Viu, cardiologist at the Hospital Clínic and researcher in the IDIBAPS Biopathology and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias research group