About the SCAPIS study

The aim of the Swedish CArdioPulmonary bioImage Study (SCAPIS) is to predict and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and COPD.

SCAPIS will provide a nationwide, open-access, population-based cohort for the study of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). SCAPIS has recruited 30,154 men and women aged 50 to 64 years with detailed imaging and functional analyses of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. The data were collected at six university hospitals in Sweden (Uppsala, Umeå, Linköping, Malmö/Lund, Gothenburg and Stockholm). Biobanked blood and DNA will be analysed in collaboration with SciLifeLab.