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Cardiovascular health for everyone

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We influence policy, share knowledge, and bring together communities

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Together, we can save lives and protect the hearts of everyone

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We believe in a world where cardiovascular health for everyone is a fundamental human right

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Our vision

18.6m

deaths every year from CVD

31%

of all deaths are from CVD

Our vision

Cardiovascular health for everyone

We believe every human being should have access to the information, care and treatment they need to keep their heart healthy, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, education or income.

Who we are

Cardiovascular health concerns every living person in the world.

From hereditary conditions to lifestyle habits to societal and environmental contexts, our hearts face many threats. This is why in each country and community there are doctors, nurses, carers, researchers, campaigners and advocates for heart health. The World Heart Federation, which I have the privilege to lead for the next two years, is at the helm of the effort to achieve cardiovascular health for everyone, everywhere.

– Prof Fausto Pinto, WHF President 2021-22

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Argentine Society of Cardiology: A Healthy Heart in a Healthy Environment

Guest post: Dr. César Berenstein, Argentine Society of Cardiology Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, causing more than 18 million deaths in 2019. On the other hand, air pollution caused 6.7 million deaths in 2019, 50% of which are due to cardiovascular disease. It is also important to consider that air […]

Air Pollution

Leading cardiovascular organizations call for global action to improve clinician well-being

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (13 July 2021) — Clinician well-being is imperative to providing high-quality patient care, yet clinician burnout continues to increase, especially over the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four leading cardiovascular organizations – the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and the World Heart Federation – […]

World Heart Day 2021 is live!

As the world struggles to fight COVID-19, we’ve never been more aware of the importance of our and our loved one’s health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the world’s number one killer, resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. It has many causes: from smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, to air pollution, and less […]

World Heart Day

SASNET GHANA urges action to prioritize CVD prevention and control

Last year, the Stroke Association Support Network-Ghana (SASNET GHANA) launched a national campaign aiming at identifying policy gaps and priority areas of intervention to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The campaign, which took place in the lead-up to World Heart Day 2020, received the support of the World Heart Federation through the World […]

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Key Topics

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

COVID-19

COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

World Heart Connect

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29 September 2021

World Heart Day 2021