Examining the policy response to vascular disease: The example of peripheral arterial disease

November 09, 2016
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) pose a major health challenge across the globe, with rising economic costs amid population ageing.

While cardiac diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), including heart attack and stroke, are widely understood, many vascular diseases—those affecting blood vessels outside the heart, including arteries and veins supplying all other equally vital organs—are comparatively less well understood by the public and policymakers. These peripheral diseases are a major cause of morbidity, and it is now known that arterial disease outside the heart is a powerful predictor of heart attack and stroke.

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Martin Koehring
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Martin Koehring is Managing Editor and Global Healthcare Lead at The Economist Intelligence Unit's thought leadership division. He has led major research projects, for example on  and .

Before joining the EIU's thought leadership team he was Europe editor in the EIU's Country Analysis department, covering politics, economics and industry trends in Western Europe. Martin earned a bachelor of economic and social studies in international relations (First Class Honours) from Aberystwyth University and a master’s degree in EU international relations and diplomacy studies from the College of Europe. He has also studied global health policy, macroeconomics and international economics at the University of London.

Martin is a regular speaker at global conferences and events. For example, he recently presented on topics such as global trends in self-care (at the India Pharma Summit in Bangalore), heart health (at the World Health Assembly in Geneva) and obesity in Europe (at the European Parliament in Brussels). He is also experienced in chairing events, for example sessions at The Economist Events' recent conferences on obesity, food, materials and sustainability as well as numerous roundtables on issues such as and . In addition to English and his native German, he also speaks Dutch, French and Italian.

 

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