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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

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Ecuadorian Foundation of Cardiology

Dominican Heart Foundation

Dominican Heart Foundation

Latest News

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 […]

Health — more than ever, a human right

On Human Rights Day, we focus on a topic that is on our minds year-round – that of global health as a basic human right, shared here through the perspectives of Martin Hevia, a WHF Emerging Leader, lawyer and Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. Prof […]

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

Air Pollution

Air Pollution

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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 […]