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Healthy ageing

1. Risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease  - your free health check.

  • Are you worried about diabetes or heart disease?
  • Do you have a family history of heart disease or diabetes?
  • Would you like to know if you are at risk ?
Sign up for our free health check today!

About the study

We are conducting an unique study on EARLY DETECTION of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study has already received ethics approval from Aston University

The examination requires a glucose test, a series of non-invasive tests of the arm and eye, and a 24-hr heart rate and blood pressure monitor. A blood sample is also required.

Who are we looking for?

Healthy individuals, aged between 25-65 years, with or without positive family history.

Find out more


Contact Dr Doina Gherghel at d.gherghel@aston.ac.uk.

2. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - risks of heart disease and strokes


Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in the modern western world. People with the disease are also at higher risk for developing stroke or heart disease.
  • Are you worried about AMD?
  • Would you like to know if you are at risk of a stroke or heart disease? 
  • Have you 9or anyone you know) recently been diagnosed with AMD and are worried about the associated issues?

About the study

We are conducting a study on the vascular health in people diagnosed with AMD. The study has received ethical approval from Aston University.

The study will involve taking a blood sample; along with non-invasive assessments of the vascular health at the eye, wrist and neck levels. A 24-hour blood pressure and heart activity profile will also be investigated.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for participants who have been diagnosed with this disease, but are otherwise fit and healthy and aged over 50 years with.

Find out more

Contact Dr Doina Gherghel at d.gherghel@aston.ac.uk.

3. Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a blinding disease affecting 90 million people worldwide. Little is known. however about all the risk factors that result in this disease.

Have you just been diagnosed with glaucoma?Are you being treated for glaucoma but the disease is still getting worse?Do you know someone who suffers from glaucoma? Would you like to know if you are at risk?

 About the study

We are conducting a unique study looking at vascular health in glaucoma patients in order to try and gain a better understanding of the causes othis disease..

The study involves taking a blood sample along with a series of non-invasive tests looking at the vascular health of the eye, arm, wrist and neck. A 24 hour heart rate and blood pressure monitor is also fitted.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for: Otherwise healthy individuals who have either just been diagnosed with glaucoma or whose glaucoma is progressing despite treatment. Completely healthy individuals who would like to know if they are at risk

Find out more

Contact  Dr Doina Gherghel at d.gherghel@aston.ac.uk

 

 

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