Published On: Sat, Dec 19th, 2015

Heart diseases are no 1 killer worldwide


A new report has revealed that Heart disease and attack were the No. 1 and No. 2 killers throughout the world in 2013.

American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics informed that whereas 31 percent people died because of the cardiovascular diseases, which were 80 percent, happened in low and average income countries since 2013, the attack caused for 11.8 percent of the entire deaths. Mark Creager, who is the president at American Heart Association (AHA) stated that “Statistics about cardiovascular disease and stroke, and particularly the metrics about death and the factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease are incredibly important,”

In spite of the development in decreasing the amount of deaths from heart disease and stroke, the amounts are yet much elevated, Creager stated. Established since 1958, the information is made from the latest data existing and collected by the AHA, the US National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government sources.

The research revealed that among three deaths, one happens because of heart disease, attacks and different cardiovascular diseases in the US in 2013.

David Siscovick, who is senior vice-president for research at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City, stated that cardiovascular disease is not one of the most causes for death in the US, but all over the world.

The information currently identifies health issues and behaviors that are identified to add to good cardiovascular health. These habits are smoking status, physical activity, healthy diet, body weight, and control of cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar.

Creager stated that “We require to maintain our vigor and resolve in promoting good cardiovascular health through lifestyle and recognition and treatment of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking,” He further added that “We have made progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease, but the battle is not won,” The research findings published in the journal Circulation.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.