GOCARTs (GOthenburg CArdiovascular RegisTry Studies), initiated in 2014 at the Sahlgrenska Academy, capitalizes on the strong tradition of collaboration between clinical research and cardiovascular epidemiology in Gothenburg to create a unique platform for register based research in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes. By maximizing the potential of Swedish registers, we aim to gain new insights into clinical presentation, social distribution, management, complication rate and prognosis in various manifestations of CVD, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, grown-up congenital heart disease (GUCH), and diabetes. The node includes 40 members, including professors, junior researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and biostatisticians. GOCARTs will create a strong research environment with skilled and internationally competitive researchers within the fields of medicine, statistics, social sciences and health economics bringing CVD register research forward into a new generation.

Contact: Professor Annika Rosengren (Annika.Rosengren@gu.se)

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March 4, 2015, GOCARTs organized the following open meeting:
Hjärt- och kärlsjukdom och andra sjukdomar hos unga: Register i klinisk forskning

March 3, 2015, GOCARTs organized the open national SIMSAM meeting entitled
Social Stratification and Health

June 9, 2014, GOCARTs had a start-up meeting and below you can find information, programme and presentations from the meeting:

Inbjudan och program
The national SIMSAM network etc. (Anna Holmström)
Nationella dataregister och socioeconomi (Kjell Thorén)
Hjärtsvikt hos unga vuxna (Maria Schaufelberger)
GUCH – Vuxna med medfödda hjärtfel (Mikael Dellborg)
Kardiovaskulär epidemiologi – hjärtinfakt och stroke (Annika Rosengren)
Diabetes och kardiovaskulär sjukdom (Marcus Lind)