It’s #WorldHeartDay , an opportunity to reflect about our health and to make a promise to live a more heart-healthy life.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of heart and blood vessels. They include: coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease, heart disease and other conditions.
CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally.
CVDs kill 17.9 million people every year, 31% of global deaths.
85% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attack and strokes.
Many CVD deaths can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Controlling key risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco use and blood pressure may reduce an individual’s risk of CVD.
This #WorldHeartDay , take a pledge for a healthy heart and a healthy life.