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Research Centre on Vascular Ageing and Stroke
VASCage

R&D Centre

VASCage is a new and unique R&D Centre on Vascular Ageing and Clinical Stroke Research.

Science meets industry

We combine the international expertise of top scientists and leading research companies.

Our vision

is to extend the healthy lifespan in the ageing community by promoting vascular health.

Our strengths

  • outstanding clinical and epidemiological expertise
  • the alliance with several large hospitals
  • broad access to patients
  • an own clinical trial platform

Our shareholders

  • Medical University of Innsbruck
  • University of Innsbruck

OUR FIGHT AGAINST STROKE

  • ambitious prevention programs
  • improving diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation
  • enabling better coping with the effects of stroke

News & Events

PRESS RELEASE: Blood vessels already suffer in youth. New VASCage publication on cardiovascular risk factors in Journal of American Heart Association

Risk factors for heart attack and stroke such as blood and liver fat levels lead to an increase in early pathological vascular wall changes in Tyrolean adolescents. This has been shown in a representative study of Tyrolean and South Tyrolean adolescents. A recent publication by the VASCage research center and the Medical University of Innsbruck concludes that preventive care would be important not only for high-risk adolescents.
patient in ExerCube

VASCage is research partner in the European ExerGetic project. The goal is to prevent falls in geriatric patients with a whole-body videogame-based training device

Fall prevention is of utmost importance not only in stroke rehabilitation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) around 28-35% of people aged 65 years and older fall each year. Experiences of falls are considered as stressful events which can lead to drastic consequences in social interaction, daily activities, and quality of life.