World Heart Day

Conteúdo atualizado em: 25/09/2023

"Use HEARTS for every heart, everywhere"

""By 2025, the HEARTS model will be the model for the cardiovascular disease risk management, including hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia in primary health care in the Americas. HEARTS is currently being implemented in 2095 centers in 24 countries."


Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world and in the majority of the countries of the Americas, where they cause 1.9 million deaths per year.   However, a high proportion of these diseases can be prevented with a healthy diet, physical exercise and by avoiding tobacco, among other measures. (PAHO/WHO)

Documents in VHL

Hypertension - risk factor for Cardiovascular Diseases

"Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the Americas and high blood pressure accounts for over 50% of CVD"

Window of Knowledge - Hypertension