The leading global voice
We play a major role in bringing the CV community together to drive transformational change.
Together we are stronger
By 2025, our aim is to reduce premature deaths from CVD by at least 25%.
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To share science, best practice and resources, acting as a global thought leader and catalyst for positive change.
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The biggest global awareness-raising campaign for CVD.
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Join world leaders in heart health, share ideas, network with specialists.
Advocating for heart health
We lead the global advocacy effort for action to prevent, control and reduce the global burden of CVD.
All our programmes and partnerships are aimed at creating awareness of CVD as a priority issue across the globe.
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For my heart, for your heart ...
World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year.
... for all our hearts
2019 is all about making a promise to live a more heart-healthy life.
CVD risk factors
From lifestyle issues to conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, there are lots of risk factors for CVD
Find out about a range of heart conditions, from the most common to the rare and neglected.
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Help us to get iconic landmarks to light up in support of our campaign.
International Society of Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis and Heart Failure
The International Society of Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis and Heart Failure co-hosted a series of events in Osaka, Tokyo, and Kyoto, including heart health check-up events and a symposium focused on NCDs. More than 500 people participated in these events and lectures in the three cities. Heart Health events and classes were led by prominent physicians to ensure the public received accurate information about heart health and healthy eating. Health consultations with a doctor provided a one-to-one opportunity for participants to speak with a volunteer doctor about their health concerns. Interactive exhibits such as “Learn Your Heart Age”, “Let’s See Your Health Level”, and “Stop Smoking to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease” drew significant attention from visitors. Yoga classes were held during the Osaka event, which helped participants realise the importance of exercise for heart health. In conjunction with the health check-up events, Kyoto also held a symposium on NCDs focusing on the current NCD situation in Japan.