Members of European Parliament Rosa Estaràs Ferragut (EPP, ES), Dolors Montserrat (EPP, ES), addressed the European Commission on the topic of C-19 impact for structural heart disease sufferers.
Outlining the need to prioritize, detect and treat the disease, the MEPs asked:
- Will the Commission include the detection of structural heart disease as a priority in future action plans on ageing and to address age-related diseases?
- Will the Commission take into account the need to prioritise healthy ageing and reduce the vulnerability of the elderly in its Green Paper on Ageing?
The European Commission answered that there are indeed projects supported at EU level that support integrated and coordinated work and upscaling and implementation of best practices for the promotion of health, prevention and management of diseases.
The question and answer can be found here: Heart health action plan (europa.eu)