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Cardiovascular disease is caused by disorders of the heart and blood vessels, and includes coronary heart disease (heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), raised blood pressure (hypertension), peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart failure. The major causes of cardiovascular disease are tobacco use, physical inactivity, and an unhealthy diet.
* CVDs are the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.
* An estimated 17.1 million people died from CVDs in 2004, representing 29%of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.2 million were due to coronary heart disease and 5.7 million were due to stroke.
* Low- and middle-income countries are disproportionally affected: 82% of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries and occur almost equally in men and women.
* By 2030, almost 23.6 million people will die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. These are projected to remain the single leading causes of death. The largest percentage increase will occur in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The largest increase in number of deaths will occur in the South-East Asia Region.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include:
* coronary heart disease â€“ disease of the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle
* cerebrovascular disease – disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain
* peripheral arterial disease â€“ disease of blood vessels supplying the arms and legs
* rheumatic heart disease â€“ damage to the heart muscle and heart valves from rheumatic fever, caused by streptococcal bacteria
* congenital heart disease – malformations of heart structure existing at birth
* deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism â€“ blood clots in the leg veins, which can dislodge and move to the heart and lungs.
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