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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are commonplace and are becoming an increasingly important part of occupational health. On the pages below, we provide you with information on how work influences the occurence and development of CVDs and on possibilities for prevention.

Blood pressure measurement © Uwe Völkner, Fotoagentur FOX

Cardiovascular diseases include all of the diseases of the heart and circulatory system. They are commonplace and become increasingly prevalent with age. Despite successes in prevention and treatment, CVDs remain the leading cause of death in Germany according to the Robert Koch Institute. Against the backdrop of demographic change and longer working lives, these diseases are becoming increasingly important in the field of occupational health. Possibilities for prevention entail considering both non-occupational and occupational factors.

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Project numberF 2338 StatusOngoing Project Occupational risk factors for cardiovascular diseases - prospective analysis of the Gutenberg-Health-Study (GHS)

Find out more : Occupational risk factors for cardiovascular diseases - prospective analysis of the Gutenberg-Health-Study (GHS) …

Project numberF 2316 StatusCompleted Project Fractions of cardiovascular diseases attributable to selected work place factors (shift work, psychosocial stress) - a pilot study to evaluate existing data

Find out more : Fractions of cardiovascular diseases attributable to selected work place factors (shift work, psychosocial stress) - a pilot study to evaluate existing data …

Project numberF 2297 StatusCompleted Project Pilot study for a cohort study on the etiology of ischemic heart diseases caused by occupational risk factors considering their multifactorial origin

Find out more : Pilot study for a cohort study on the etiology of ischemic heart diseases caused by occupational risk factors considering their multifactorial origin …

Project numberF 2235 StatusCompleted Project Work-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases

Find out more : Work-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases …

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