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Award for Vincent Aengevaeren

Award Vincent Aengevaeren 18 Apr 2017

During the spring congress of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology on April 6th, Vincent Aengevaeren won an award for his presentation entitled "The Relationship Between Lifelong Exercise Volume and Coronary Atherosclerosis".

His study is part of the Measuring Athlete's Risk of Cardiovascular events (MARC) trial, in which we collaborate with researchers from Utrecht University (Prof. Velthuis) and Amersfoort Medical Center (Dr. Mosterd). For this project, Vincent assessed coronary atherosclerosis within a group of middle-aged male athletes and found that lifelong exercise volumes are positively related to the presence and degree of coronary atherosclerosis. The most active athletes had a higher probability of having coronary atherosclerosis, but their atherosclerotic plaques appeared to be of a more benign composition (i.e. less mixed plaques and more often only calcified plaques). The presentation prize was awarded in the category 'General Cardiology'.


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