World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29 September.

Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that Cardiovascular Disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year.

It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet. It has many causes: from smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, to air pollution, and rare and neglected conditions such as Chagas Disease and cardiac amyloidosis.

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World Heart Day This Year

The goal this year is to use heart in all our actions. To think differently. To make the right decisions. To act with courage. To help others. To engage with this important cause.

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Beating cardiovascular disease is the ultimate purpose of the World Heart Federation and all affiliated associations. It is the primary goal of thousands of doctors and health care professionals around the world and a key focus area of every national health service.

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