Three-quarters of heart-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. People in these countries have less access to early detection and integrated health care in these countries. The most obvious obstacle in developing countries is a lack of awareness, coupled with a non-aggressive policy to prevent non-communicable diseases.
World Heart Day is an ideal opportunity to intensify lobbying for cardiovascular disease in developing countries in this context. The annual World Heart Days, which take place on 29 September, aim to raise public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, including their prevention and global impact. International efforts are taking part in the celebrations more than 90 countries each year and it has proven to be an effective way to spread information about cardiovascular health.
World Heart Day commemorates and promotes various preventive steps and lifestyle changes to prevent cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and other related diseases. According to the World Health Organization, 18 million people die each year from heart problems. Every year on 29 September is celebrated World Heart Day with the aim of raising awareness and keeping cardiovascular diseases under control, and negating their global impact.
World Heart Day draws people’s attention to heart disease and related health problems, so it makes sense to raise awareness and improve understanding. All factors can cause heart disease and can affect our own lives and those of loved ones overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. The World Heart Federation has found that heart disease or stroke is the leading cause of death worldwide and causes 17.1 million deaths a year — more than cancer, HIV/AIDS and malaria.
The global force of the American Heart Associations for a Longer, Healthier Life encourages everyone to use the heart to save lives by learning CPR, getting the flu, donating, and continuing to fight cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association needs your support to continue our core work in the fight against heart disease and stroke as it progresses into the fight against COVID-19. In a global pandemic, prevention and care of heart disease are more important than ever and heart patients are especially vulnerable because of their underlying diseases to COVID-19.
It has captured the imagination of our citizens and is relatively inexpensive compared to previous initiatives to reach large numbers of people in parts of the world where heart disease and strokes cause the most deaths, especially in developing countries. Based on data from 2019 the American Heart Association found that several countries in East Europe, Central and Southeast Asia and Oceania have the highest stroke mortality rates. Data also suggest that minority groups, including black, Hispanic, and Latinos in the world, are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, with 24% of Latinx women who lost a family member due to COVID being particularly vulnerable to cardiovascular and stroke risks.
Conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and smoking have been eclipsed, ruling out serious efforts to detect new risk factors. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to change this. The WHO developed the Global Plan of Action, which set nine targets for the prevention and control of NCDs by 2025.
These new goals led to new initiatives with potential global impacts and established the role of the World Heart Foundations as the leading international NGO working to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. The Sustainable Development Goals replaced and built on the Millennium Development Goals in order to broaden the scope of the Community’s global efforts to transform the world. Goal 3 of sustainable development, “Ensuring a healthy life for all, promoting well-being at all ages,” included targets for success in the fight against NCDs.
World Heart Day (WHTD), which is celebrated every year on 29 September, aims to inform people from all over the world about cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It is a global campaign of the World Heart Federation to unite the public in the fight against CVD exposure, inspire and promote international action to promote a heart-healthy life. Since World Heart Day, the WHF, as a non-governmental organisation, has continued to sponsor annual events, collect and distribute information and explain themes for these events.
The need to set up a special day for activities to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes arose from the challenges of the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease and its effects, particularly in developing countries. The first real World Congress was conducted in September 1950 in Paris under the auspices of the International Society for Cardiology, which had been formed four years earlier. In 1978 the Society merged with the International Cardiological Federation to form the International Society and Federation of Cardiology.
You should never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment due to the content of this newsletter. Previous diseases and congenital heart disease are excluded as diseases for which no country can plan. In addition to seeking information on the many ways in which the College Front Program and the NCD Academies Global Heart Attack Treatment Initiative will drive meaningful change in countries around the world, these resources should be sought.
It is important to undergo a medical examination at least once a year to ensure that your heart is healthy. Heart Day is the perfect day to stop smoking, exercise and eat healthily to keep your ticker in order and improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Anyone wishing to celebrate this day should pay attention to their heart health.