Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer, claiming 20.5 million lives globally every year.
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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Causes & Risks
Millions of people worldwide struggle to control the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease, and many others remain unaware of their risk.