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South-East Asia

Cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly one third of all deaths in South-East Asia, killing 4 million people every year.

In addition to high blood pressure and unhealthy diet, air pollution is one of the key risk factors for CVD in the region, accounting for nearly 17% of all deaths and 28% of CVD-related deaths.

4M

people are killed every year by CVD in South-East Asia

Deaths from noncommunicable diseases have risen by 58% in the last 30 years

Air pollution is responsible for nearly 1 in 3 CVD-related deaths in the region

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World Hypertension Day: Taking action against the silent epidemic of high blood pressure

Hypertension is the leading preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It affects an estimated 1.3 billion worldwide, killing approximately 10 million people every year. Low and middle-income countries have seen a growing prevalence of hypertension in recent years, with many countries having to deal with the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. In Sub-Saharan […]

Hypertension

World Heart Summit 2022: Cardiovascular health must be for everyone

Ahead of the 7th World Heart Summit, Professor Fausto Pinto, President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) shares his hopes and insights. He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon; and Professor of Cardiology and Head of the Cardiovascular Department, Santa Maria University Hospital/CHULN, Portugal. More than 450 […]

Colours to Save Hearts: Raising awareness of RHD in Maputo, Mozambique

In March 2022, WHF organized a site visit to Maputo, Mozambique, as part of the Colours to Save Hearts programme. Operated by the Mozambique Institute for Health Education and Research and implemented by the National Health Institute of Mozambique (INS), Colours to Save Hearts is a WHF initiative aimed at raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) […]

Rheumatic Heart Disease

World Heart Grants 2021: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados

Each year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) is committed to ensuring that the Barbadian society benefits from an increased focus on heart health education by conducting several activities during September and October, including World Heart Day. Their campaign was possible through the support of the World Heart Grants programme.  Following is a […]

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 […]