World Heart Day
World Heart Day is September 29th!
Cardiovascular disease remains the world’s number one cause of death. Over the past 18 months, COVID-19 has strained our health services, complicating care for those at risk of, or living with cardiovascular disease. This crisis in healthcare has highlighted the need to find alternative ways to connect people to heart health, particularly in lower-resource areas and communities. Harnessing the power of digital health to improve awareness, prevention and management of cardiovascular disease globally is our goal for WHD 2021 (World Heart Federation).
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels (veins and arteries). It can be caused by a combination of socio-economic, behavioral, and environmental risk factors, including high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, high cholesterol, diabetes, air pollution, obesity, tobacco use, kidney disease, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol and stress. Family history, ethnic background, sex, and age can also affect a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (World Heart Federation).
Webinars and Videos
Join The World Heart Federation, Heart to Heart debate on 28 September, one day before World Heart Day, at 14:00 CEST. Dr Ann Aerts, Prof Jeroen Bax, Trudie Lobban and WHF President Prof Fausto Pinto, together with TV host and moderator Arianne Alcorta, will discuss the greatest opportunities for progress against cardiovascular disease in a more connected world. Register HERE
The Mended Hearts Inc. Call to Action on September 29th, 2021!
We need your help! We need people to post their stories and the importance of peer support for the heart journey! On World Heart Day, post your videos, use #UseHeart and tag Mended Hearts to help spread and raise awareness of Cardiovascular Disease!