COVIRNA is a patient-centred Innovation Action aiming to generate a diagnostic tool to identify COVID-19 patients at risk of developing fatal cardiovascular complications.
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Identifying those at most risk from COVID-19
The overall goal of the COVIRNA project is to generate a diagnostic test based on cardiovascular RNA biomarkers highly predictive of the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 patients and to enable its rapid market uptake with the aim to improve individualised surveillance, care and follow-up of these patients in the context of the current pandemic.Find out more about the project
How we will do it
Our work packages are evolving, but include consideration and development of:
Existing & past
The LIH, through the Cardiovascular Research Unit of the Department of Population Health (DoPH), led by Dr Yvan Devaux, will be the Coordinator of “COVIRNA”. The consortium of organisations delivering COVIRNA includes:
News & Events
lncRNA: Biomarker for diagnosing and prognosing cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 17.9 million people die each year from CVDs. This represents 32% of all global deaths. CVDs are responsible for twice as many death as cancer in both men and women.&nbs…
COVIRNA project: Watch the interview with Dr Kanita Karađuzović-Hadžiabdić
Although lungs are the main organs involved in COVID-19, one of the major systems affected by the virus is the cardiovascular system. The presence of preexisting cardiovascular disease increases mortality in patients with COVID-19, and cardiovascular injuries are observed in some patients with CO…
The First COVIRNA Annual Meeting takes place in Barcelona
The First Annual Meeting of the COVIRNA project took place on 11-12 November 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting was co-organised by the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the project coordinator and the Institute of Research of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR-HSCSP). It brought tog…