Report

Cardiovascular Health

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Summary

Seven million people in the UK are living with cardiovascular disease which still kills one in four of us. This report, published on World Heart Day, looks at the global state of cardiovascular health and the measures being taken to improve survival rates and also cope with an ageing population. It covers the long-running debate over the side effects of taking statins and clears up common myths surrounding cardiovascular health. In addition to the physical damage caused by heart disease, the report focuses on the psychological impact of living with poor cardiovascular health and how to reduce levels of depression in patients

Infographic

Cardiovascular disease is a global problem, but risk factors vary from region to region due to differences in diet, lifestyle and environment. The graph plots the top 23 risk factors worldwide to identify where each region deviates from the global average