Cardiovascular disease: a global burden
Cardiovascular diseases are currently the leading cause of death in the world1, all causes combined. They represent all the diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels and their risk factors are mainly behavioural, and therefore modifiable. Here is an overview of the key figures for the main cardiovascular diseases in the world.
Focus on the 4 main cardiovascular diseases
High blood pressure4
1.13 billion people around the world are affected.
1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women.
A major cause of premature death worldwide.
37.6 million people around the world are affected.
Forecasts suggest that the proportion of people affected could increase by more than 60% in 2050.
Do you know the 5 main risk factors for cardiovascular disease?
It is possible to act against a large number of risk factors that can be modified. It is important to know that the combination of several of these factors10 potentiates and then increases their severity.