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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.
Celebrate World Heart Day
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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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru
World Heart Day 2017 was celebrated with enthusiasm at Amrita University in Mysuru, focusing on the 2017 theme of “Sharing the Power”, which emphasizes that the key to a healthy heart is to “know your heart, fuel your heart, move your heart, and love your heart.” The event was organized by the Department of Visual Communication and included an interactive session as well as various competitions for both students and staff. A student quiz was conducted based on the same theme, and other events included a bitter gourd juice competition, passing the heart, skipping, and naming movies which had the word “Heart” (any language) in the title. All these activities and competitions aimed to emphasize good heart health. In addition, a blood pressure check-up camp was organized for the teachers.