Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer just a health issue, but a major economic burden

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for two thirds of all deaths in the world. CVD alone, including heart disease and stroke, makes up nearly 50% of all NCD deaths. By 2030 the total global cost of CVD is set to rise from approximately US$863 billion in 2010 to a staggering US$1,044 billion.

With costs like these, prevention must be a global priority.

The economic costs

2010-2030 Global Cost Of Cardiovascular Disease

Sources: WEF/Harvard School of Public Health -The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases

The health costs

Deaths in 2015

Sources: Global Atlas on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control. Mendis S, Puska P, Norrving B editors. World Health Organization/World Heart Federation/World Stroke Organization/, Geneva 2011.

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