Cardiovascular Disease


Study for the Detection and Follow Up of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in the Southern Cone

This population-based prospective cohort study is being conducted in the following Southern Cone districts and cities: Marcos Paz, Bariloche (Argentina), Temuco (Chile), and Pando-Barros Blancos-Colonia Nicolich (Uruguay).

The study used multistage random sampling and enrolled over 7,500 adults (including both men and women) between 35 and 74 years old. Participants’ health was assessed using questionnaires, making physical measurements, and performing laboratory tests.

The study began in 2009 and is currently in a follow-up phase.

Objective: to research into the prevalence and distribution of CVD risk factors and the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the general population of four Southern Cone cities.