World Heart Day 2012

Here is a small clip of a great article that talks about the problems of heart disease in women and children….

A myth still exists that cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, are lifestyle diseases that primarily affect older, affluent, male populations. However, as we well know, this is far from the truth.  In fact, all ages and population groups are affected by CVD, including women and children. CVD takes lives prematurely and causes severe illness and disability at high and devastating costs to families and societies.

The good news is that World Heart Day, held annually on 29 September, provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness and encourage individuals, families, communities and governments to take action to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke.

Read full article here: http://www.world-heart-federation.org/publications/heart-beat-e-newsletter/heart-beat-june-2012/highlights/world-heart-day-2012/

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