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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

Conarec
Direct Relief
Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Society of Cardiology
Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Family Heart Foundation
Mended Hearts
Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Nicaraguan Society of Cardiology

Resolve to Save Lives
Venezuelan Society of Cardiology

Venezuelan Society of Cardiology

Latest News

WHF Member Salvando Latidos: Improving the quality of life of Mexicans

Salvando Latidos A.C. is a Mexican non-profit civil organization founded in 2018 focused on the prevention, care, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in people of all ages, mainly those in vulnerable conditions. From day one, our main objective has been to contribute to improving the quality of life of the Mexican population by guaranteeing […]

12,000 hearts united for better cardiovascular care

Last week, more than 12,000 healthcare professionals, researchers and health advocates joined us in Rio de Janeiro for the 2022 World Congress of Cardiology, which was held in conjunction with the 77th Brazilian Congress of Cardiology. This historic event brought together some of the biggest names in cardiology for three days of lectures, panel discussions and networking opportunities, […]

Addressing policy on integrated care for improved health outcomes in the Region of the Americas

This is a statement made at the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference and 74th Session of the Regional Committee. Honorable Chair, Distinguished Guests, On behalf of the World Heart Federation, the American Heart Association, the Interamerican Society of Cardiology, the Coalition for Americas’ Health, the NCD Alliance, and the Taskforce on Women and NCDs, we […]

Don’t miss these key sessions at CBC/WCC 2022!

The Final Programme for the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology together with the World Congress of Cardiology is now available online! Build your own programme and create your unique congress experience on the Congress website, and don’t forget you can still register online until 30 September, and on-site from 13 October!   KEY SESSIONS TO ADD […]

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 […]