Discover the burden of cardiovascular disease by countryGLOBAL IMPACT
Explore how the global burden of CVD has changed over time.CVD TRENDS
Learn about different cardiovascular conditions and risk factorsCauses & RISKS
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In only 20 years, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) nearly doubled, from 271 million in 1990 to 523 million in 2019. CVD affects men and women differently. Men, especially those aged between 30 and 60, are more likely to be affected, but women in Central Asia, Oceania, North Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe still experience high rates of death and disability due to CVD.
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Millions of people worldwide struggle to control the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease, and many others remain unaware of their risk.Explore the impact of different conditions and risk factors
But one constant remains: keeping hearts healthy requires access to essential medicines, resilient workforces and strong health systems.Explore global trends in CVD