The PROCAM Study is the largest observational study available focusing on cardiovascular diseases. It compares the data from people who developed a condition over the course of the observation period with the data of those who remained healthy.
The general aim of the study is to detect risk factors of coronary heart disease, stroke and other medical conditions, to improve risk identification and early diagnosis as well as to provide recommendations for an early prevention of disease.
Started in 1978, by 2007 50,000 people (31,376 men and 18,624 women) had been included in the study in which major differences were observed regarding the prevalence and incidence of certain risk factors between the group of people who suffered a heart attack or stroke within 10 years of follow-up and those who showed no signs of medical conditions.
The comparison of both groups made it possible to identify risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The Heart Age is based on all this scientific data to provide you with an indication of your heart health in relation to your age.