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The No.1 Killer: The Case for Urgent Action – Second Global Summit on Circulatory Health

01 May 2017

How can we create a greater sense of urgency when we’re dealing with the world’s number one killer?

This will be the rallying theme behind the World Heart Federation’s Second Global Summit on Circulatory Health, to be held in Singapore on 12 & 13 July 2017 in association with the Singapore Heart Foundation, the Asia-Pacific Heart Network, and the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC). It will take place alongside the bi-annual Congress of the APSC, to be held from 13-15 July.

This Second Global Summit will build on the success of the First Summit, which was held alongside the 2016 World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health in Mexico City.

The No1 Killer: The case for urgent action

Heart disease and stroke remain the world’s foremost causes of premature death despite being largely preventable through reducing known risk factors. Diseases of the circulatory system are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries, where over 80% of premature deaths due to heart and stroke occur.

Without urgent action, the global burden of CVD will further increase. If current trends continue, there will be over: