Healthy start to a Healthy Heart

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 12:09 AM| no comments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and is the number one killer in women. World Heart Day – 29 September 2015, asks us to make healthy heart choices, reducing the risk of the disease.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) doesn’t just affect women. There are other health disparities related to cardiovascular disease.  CVD includes many heart related conditions including heart valve problems, arrhythmia, heart attack, heart disease, hypertension and stroke.

WebsEdge/Health travelled to Baltimore to see first-hand three main intervention studies of The Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities to address the needs of minority or under served populations in the community.

Over three quarters of CVD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, according the WHO. The 25 x 25 campaign by the WHO is aiming to reduce the mortality rate by 25% of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2025. CVD’s contribute close to half of all deaths from NCDs and is a key challenges in achieving this goal.

Creating healthy environments across the globe to live, work and play is central to World Heart Day. Support from local governments and organisations is vital to empowering communities to make health heart choices. With the right access and services available, cardiovascular disease can be managed and controlled.

WebsEdge/ Health visited San Diego last year as part of the International Stroke Conference to see the “Live Well, San Diego” initiative and hear about the cities 10 year plan to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of local residents.

Find out more about cardiovascular disease and ways you can protect your heart from the World Heart Federation.

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