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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Americas, accounting for 30% of all deaths, or 2.1 million people every year.

In the last 30 years, obesity-related deaths have increased by 38.5% and diabetes-related deaths have increased by 71.6%.

CVD is the leading cause of death in the Americas

2M+

die every year from CVD in the region

High blood pressure is responsible for nearly half of all CVD deaths in the region

Our Members

Direct Relief
Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Society of Cardiology
Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Family Heart Foundation
International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

International Society for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Mended Hearts
Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Resolve to Save Lives
Salvando Latidos

Salvando Latidos

Venezuelan Society of Cardiology

Venezuelan Society of Cardiology

Latest News

WHF partners with the American College of Cardiology to host ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans in March 2023

  The World Heart Federation is thrilled to announce that the 2023 World Congress of Cardiology will be held in New Orleans in partnership with the American College of Cardiology. This will follow our 2022 Congress, which is taking place this October in Rio de Janeiro, in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Cardiology. ACC.23 […]

Reducing heart attack mortality by 30% by 2030 in Argentina

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in Argentina, accounting for a third of all deaths in 2017.  It represents the leading cause of premature death in both genders (35% in men and 28% in women), making it the leading cause of preventable death in our country. Among the risk factors for CVD, […]

Heart Attack

Call for Science: CBC together with WCC 2022

  Share your research on a global stage Abstract submission is now open for the 77th Brazilian Congress of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology. With more than 10,000 people expected to attend, don’t miss this opportunity to present your research to the global cardiology community, receive international recognition, and share your work with experts from […]

World Heart Summit 2022 to be held in Geneva—the heart of global health diplomacy

In 2022, for the very first time, the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Summit will be held in Geneva, Switzerland – the heart of global health policymaking and diplomacy. This exclusive, invitation-only event, which brings together leaders and innovators in the field of cardiovascular health, will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just ahead of […]

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

COVID-19

COVID-19

Diabetes

Diabetes

Healthy Diet

Healthy Diet

Heart Failure

Heart Failure

Hypertension

Hypertension

Obesity

Obesity

Prevention

Prevention

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic Heart Disease

Tobacco

Tobacco

Women & CVD

Women & CVD

The most common heart attack symptom, in both men and women, is some type of chest pain, pressure or discomfort. But chest pain is not always the most noticeable symptom, especially in women, who are more likely to experience it as pressure or tightness in the chest. They may even have no chest pain at […]