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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

Venezuelan Heart Foundation

Venezuelan Heart Foundation

Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Paraguayan Heart Foundation

Paraguayan Heart Foundation

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Heart Foundation

Latest News

Building resilient health systems in the region of the Americas

This is a statement made by the World Heart Federation, CLAS Coalition for Americas’ Health, and NCD Alliance at the 73rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Americas on Agenda Item 4.8: Strategy for Building Resilient Health Systems and Post COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery to Sustain and Protect Public Health Gains.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished […]

COVID-19

Discussing digital transformation of the health sector in the region of the Americas

This is a statement made by the World Heart Federation, CLAS Coalition for Americas’ Health, and NCD Alliance at the 73rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Americas on Agenda Item 4.3: Roadmap for the Digital Transformation of the Health Sector in the Region of the Americas.   Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, The […]

Digital Health

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

World Congress of Cardiology 2022 will be held in Brazil

The most important event in cardiology returns to Rio de Janeiro after 24 years; the last time WCC came to South America was in Argentina, 2008 The event, which will be hosted by the World Heart Federation and the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, aims to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of risk factors […]

Global Health

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