Why the Healthy Heart Program?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death, globally. More people die annually from CVD than any other disease. An estimated 17.3 million people died from CVD in 2008, representing 30% of all global deaths. Of these, an estimated 7.3 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.2 million from stroke. Low and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected: over 80% of CVD deaths take place in low and middle-income countries and occur almost equally in men and women. By 2030, almost 23.6 million people will die from CVD, mainly from heart diseases and strokes. This is projected to remain the single leading cause of death.
If you are concerned about having heart disease, or feel that you are at risk of heart disease, the Healthy Heart Program can help you.