WHF leaders share their vision for worldwide CVD prevention
The article by WHF leaders “The World Heart Federation’s vision for worldwide cardiovascular disease prevention” published on 16 April 2015 expands on the following list to provide nine steps to help reach the 25×25 goal:
- Coalitions and partnerships
- Health-information systems
- Tobacco control & hypertension/secondary prevention
- Integrated care
- Access to drugs
- Knowledge translation and implementation
- Engaging civil society
- Transfer of expertise
- Large population studies
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one cause of death and disability, and disproportionately affects individuals living in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Cardiovascular disease was recognised as common in high-income countries in the 1960s and 1970s, but the age-standardised mortality from cardiovascular disease has halved since then, through better prevention (such as lifestyle changes and risk factor control) and wider use of simple but effective treatments for acute events and secondary prevention.
Read the whole Lancet article by Dr Salim Yusuf (President), Dr David Wood (President elect), Johanna Ralston(CEO) and Dr K Srinath Reddy (immediate past president) below.