Every year on September 29th, World Heart Day is celebrated. This is an initiative created by the World Heart Federation to inform people around the world that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s leading cause of millions of death. Including heart disease and stroke, CVD claims about 17.5 million lives each year. Ironically, 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided. The key objectives of WHD include:
- Highlight the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD
- Drive action to educate people about controlling risk factors (such as tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity)
Below are slides that educate on how heart disease and kidney disease are connected.