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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

Latest News

New report highlights worsening levels of cardiovascular illness and deaths from air pollution

Listen to WHF Vice President Elect, Dr Amam MBAKWEM,  talking with the BBC World Service about the air pollution report’s findings and recommendations.   Air pollution is the greatest single environmental health risk Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths– more than 20 million deaths every year Air pollution’s death toll is greatest on […]

World Heart Grants 2024 are open!

We are delighted to open applications for a new round of World Heart Grants, available exclusively to WHF Members. The World Heart Grants support our Members’ efforts to raise awareness of heart health and reduce the burden and impact of cardiovascular disease in their communities. We are looking for projects that reflect our mission to connect and […]

One to watch: An urgent call for early detection of rheumatic heart disease and more equitable cardiovascular care

Access to imaging technologies allows for early screening and intervention, positively impacting outcomes for patients with heart diseases. An urgent call for early screening in Rheumatic Heart Disease is a new film by the World Heart Federation and Philips Foundation. By telling the story of David, a young man from the Philippines who has been […]

It is time to screen for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia in the United States

The World Heart Federation is excited to celebrate the first-ever HoFH Awareness Day with the international FH and HoFH communities on 4 May 2024. Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is an ultra-rare inherited condition characterized by extremely high and life-threatening levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from birth, leading to significant premature cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. […]

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 […]