70 per cent of Chinese smokers, 50 per cent of Indian smokers and 40 per cent of Dutch smokers are unaware that smoking causes stroke In the UK, the USA, and Australia, nearly half of smokers are unaware that secondhand smoke causes heart attacks in non-smokers The report, entitled “Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and […]
LIVES CUT SHORT: REPORT REVEALS DIVIDE BETWEEN RICH AND POOR COUNTRIES FOR PREMATURE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE DEATHS – Data provides a wake-up call for governments and individuals to take action against heart disease and stroke New York, 17 September 2011 – A global analysis reveals that some of the poorest countries in the world have among […]
Every year, 17.1 million lives are claimed by the global burden of heart disease and stroke – 82% of which are in the developing world . The number of deaths – especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) – is alarming and saddening, particularly since through steps such as eating a healthy diet, regular physical […]
Many heart attacks and strokes could be prevented. This booklet was jointly produced by World Health Organization, World Heart Federation, World Self Medication Industry and International Stroke Society, to show people why heart attacks and strokes happen and how to avoid them.