Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the world -- support The Heart Research Institute.



Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says.

By Alan Mozes, HealthDay News

Don't Miss This

Sign Up for OurHeart HealthNewsletter

Thanks for signing up!You might also like these other newsletters:

Roughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally.
Roughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally.
Alamy

Roughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally, new research finds.

Big declines in heart disease-driven fatalities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea and many countries in Western Europe have started to level off over the past 20 years, investigators reported.

"It is an alarming threat to global health," said study lead author Dr. Gregory Roth, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

"Trends in cardiovascular disease mortality are no longer declining for high-income regions," he noted in an American College of Cardiology news release, "and low- and middle-income countries are also seeing more cardiovascular disease-related deaths."

The study included 2,300 investigators from 133 nations.

The research looked at current international rates of various types of heart disease, including stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation and peripheral arterial disease.

Those diseases were highest in countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and eastern and central Europe. Central and eastern Europe also had high heart disease-driven death rates, alongside Iraq, Afghanistan and several island nations in the South Pacific.

The lowest heart disease incidence was found to be in wealthy Asian nations. Those included Singapore, Japan and South Korea. Some southern South American countries -- such as Chile and Argentina -- also had particularly low rates of heart disease.

READ MORE: 10 Amazing Facts About Your Heart

The lowest death rates were seen in Andorra, France, Israel, Japan, Peru and Spain.

About 18 million people around the world died from heart disease in 2015. More than 400 million men and women have cardiovascular illness, the researchers said.

Global cardiovascular fatality rates fell between 1990 and 2010. They dropped from 393 deaths to 307 deaths per every 100,000 people, according to the study.

The lion's share of that drop occurred in developed countries. However, since 2010 fatality rates have slowed. Between 2010 and 2015, the rate dropped to 286 deaths per 100,000 people.

"High levels of cardiovascular disease are seen throughout the world, both in high-income countries and those with more limited access to effective and inexpensive treatments," said Roth.

"Risk factors for [heart disease], like high blood pressure, poor diet, high cholesterol, tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol use and obesity, are common throughout most of the world," he said.

Roth added, "Now we need to find innovative ways to deliver our low-cost, effective treatments to the hundreds of millions of people who can't access them."

The study was published in the May 17 issue of theJournal of the American College of Cardiology.






Video: Heart disease - No 1 killer in Malaysia

Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide
Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide images

2019 year
2019 year - Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide pictures

Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide recommendations
Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide recommend photo

Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide images
Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide pics

Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide new images
Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide new pictures

photo Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide
foto Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Watch Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide video
Watch Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer Worldwide video

Forum on this topic: Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer , heart-disease-is-the-no-1-killer/
Communication on this topic: Heart Disease Is the No. 1 Killer , heart-disease-is-the-no-1-killer/ , heart-disease-is-the-no-1-killer/

Related News


A Young Womans Journey With Ulcerative Colitis
20 Ways to Actually Pull Off Hot PinkLipstick
Hot Dumbledore Isnt Enough to Save Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
The Long Walks: Hazards and Recovery
7 Foods You Should NEVER Eat Before a Workout
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Are Hanging Out Again
How to Efficiently Heat a Room
Your six month horoscope: Leo
Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals the One Thing She Regrets About Her Wedding



Date: 10.12.2018, 14:37 / Views: 45452