Jelena Kornej (Heart Centre, University of Leipzig, Saxony) discusses the LIFE-Adult-Study, a population-based cohort study including 10,000 participants from Leipzig and eastern Germany. The study was initiated and conducted by the Leipzig Research Centre for Civilisation Diseases (LIFE), and the main objective was to analyse the prevalence, genetic predisposition and early-onset markers as well as the lifestyle factors for civilisation diseases such as heart function vascular diseases and metabolic diseases as well as dementia, sleep disorders, allergies and more. Dr Kornej then goes on to discuss her work on whether PR interval prolongation could be considered an intermediate phenotype towards atrial fibrillation.
Filmed at EHRA 2018, Barcelona.
1. What was the background and rationale behind the LIFE-Adult-Study? 0:07
2. What were the key findings you presented at this meeting? 1:32
3. What are the next steps in this area of research over the coming years? 3:07
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