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About Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death and disability in the world today: over 17.3 million people die from cardiovascular disease every year. 

Any disease of the heart, vascular disease of the brain, or disease of the blood vessel constitutes as a cardiovascular disease. The most prevalent cardiovascular diseases include coronary heart disease (e.g. heart attack) and cerebrovascular disease (e.g. stroke). Controlling key risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco use, and blood pressure may reduce your risk for CVD.

PROTECT YOUR HEART
Learn different ways to control CVD risk factors and protect your heart 

DIFFERENT DISEASES
Understand the different types of cardiovascular diseases

   

WARNING SIGNS 
Learn the warning signs for a heart attack and stroke

RISK FACTORS
Get the facts about the major CVD risk factors

Factsheets & key facts

How old is your heart?

Use our heart age calculator to find out how old your heart really is

CPR

Learn more about how cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives