COVIRNA video: Can RNAs aid in predicting cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19?
The COVIRNA Consortium is pleased to share the official COVIRNA video. The video outlines the aim of the COVIRNA project to generate an innovative diagnostic tool to identify COVID-19 patients at risk of developing fatal cardiovascular complications in the context of the current pandemic, ultimately leading to their improved surveillance and care.
The COVIRNA project is a patient-centred innovation action bringing together 15 European partners to develop a tool to identify COVID-19 patients at risk of developing fatal cardiovascular complications in the context of the current pandemic, with the goal of improving individualised surveillance, care, and follow-up of patients.
To achieve this goal, COVIRNA will build a biobank to perform a multi-centre international study using 2000 blood samples from existing COVID-19 patient cohorts. Following biomarker qualification, COVIRNA will identify a subset of highly specific, long, non-coding RNAs that are predictive of COVID-19 clinical outcome. Using the long, non-coding RNAs and clinical data collected, COVIRNA will build a disease evolution prediction model. This will set the stage for designing a reliable and cost-efficient diagnostic test to predict COVID-19 clinical outcomes.
The project will raise stakeholders awareness of the novel diagnostic solution as a tool for healthcare professionals and encourage sharing of practical knowledge to achieve the best healthcare outcomes.
The video was produced with the support of Science Animated.
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