6.7 million people in Germany have diabetes mellitus, with half a million more developing the most common form, type 2 diabetes, every year. Diabetes damages blood vessels throughout the body, as do common lipid disorders. The result is about 40,000 amputations, 2,000 cases of blindness and 2,000 people requiring dialysis every year. The complication rate for heart attack, heart failure and stroke is increased by 2 to 3 times.EFVM advocates for preventive measures to address vascular disease at its root. At the same time, EFVM aims to bring modern vascular medical diagnostics and therapy to all citizens who need it. This is the only way to reduce secondary complications of vascular diseases.