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 kill 17.9 million people every year, 31% of global deaths.
85% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attack and strokes.
Controlling key risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco use and blood pressure may reduce an individual’s risk of CVD.