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    September 29, 2014

    World Heart Day is globally celebrated on today (29) to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death worldwide.

    World Heart Day was created in 2000 by World Heart Federation, to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, is one such event.

    World Heart Day is the largest global awareness and advocacy campaign on heart disease and stroke, reaching almost 2 billion people in over 120 countries through organized events and media outreach.  

    Now in its 15th year, World Heart Day provides a unique opportunity to position cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the heart of global priorities – in health and beyond. This year’s focus will be centered on heart-healthy environments, enabling individuals to address CVD risk factors such as hypertension, tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and other modifiable CVD risk factors.

    An objective of World Heart Day 2014 is to empower individuals and communities to call for environments that enable them to make positive choices for their heart health.


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