The treatment of cardiovascular disease has changed a lot in recent years. Even so, there is a lot of research still to be done so as to have better diagnostic techniques, to discover the importance of the genetic factor and to find new drugs that can incorporate different components in a single pill. For this reason the 2007 edition of La Marató de TV3 dedicated all its energy to boosting biomedical research in this field and making progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in Catalonia, even above cancer. Every week, 30 Catalans die from heart disease. Even though there have been advances in the diagnosis and treatment, the number of cases still increases. In fact hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease have risen fivefold in recent years.