World Heart Day – the goal is to stop the world’s biggest killer

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Friday 29th September is World Heart Day. World Heart Day is a reminder to everyone around the world to take care of their hearts. This years campaign focuses on the essential step of knowing our hearts first.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer. Combined, conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels – such as heart attack, stroke and heart failure – kill more than 20.5 million every year. The majority of these deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries.

80% of premature deaths from CVD are preventable. By making small changes to our lifestyle – what we eat and drink, how much we exercise, and how we manage stress – we can better manage our heart health and beat CVD.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer, causing over 20.5 million deaths per year. 

CVD is a class of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels (veins and arteries). More people die from CVD worldwide than from any other cause: over 20.5 million every year. Of these deaths, 85% are due to coronary heart diseases (e.g heart attacks) and cerebrovascular diseases (e.g. strokes) and mostly affect low- and middle-income countries.

For more information, please visit: World Heart Day


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