In 2019, cardiovascular disease caused 18.6 million deaths worldwide. But how has the number of deaths changed over time? And which countries experience the highest burden? Below, you can explore the global impact of cardiovascular disease.
What country experienced the highest total number deaths caused by CVD in 1990, and how has that changed over the last 27 years?
Italy has the highest prevalence rate of CVD, and Bulgaria has the highest death rate. In many European countries, the CVD death rate is higher among women, whereas in the Maghreb it is higher among men.