World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day, an international day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and the ways we can prevent the disease through positive lifestyle changes. Back in 2012, world leaders set a goal to reduce the mortality rate of cardiovascular disease across the world by 25 per cent by 2025. Today is about uniting to work towards that aim.

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer across the world. It results in over 18 million deaths. In Australia, it has been estimated that as many as 1.2 million austeralians over the age of 18 have heart issues and conditions related to heart disease. Cardiovascular covers conditions more than those related to the heart. Cardiovascular health also affects your risks of stroke and other health problems.

The World Heart Foundation provides Key Pillars for achieving the day’s goals.


Not everyone has the same access to cardiovascular prevention, treatment and control. Providing technology to fill the gap is a key driver in today’s awareness drive.


This pillar explores the things individuals can do to reduce their risk. Eating healthy, removing tobacco from your life and staying active are key features of this pillar.


This pillar explores the effects that Covid-19 have had on those living with cardiovascular disease. With increased vulnerability to the virus they have been disproportionately affected. Whether that is through foregoing medical treatment due to the risk of infection, reduced contact with family friends or a reduction in physical activity, they all have detrimental effects on the patient’s health and wellbeing. Again, digital networks are a great way to increase the connection between the person living with the disease, medical professionals and their family and friend.

Learn more about World Heart Day here >

Defibrillators play a key role in reducing the fatality rate of cardiovascular disease. When someone enters cardiac arrest due to cardiovascular disease, a defibrillator can increase the chance of survival to up to 70%. Without defibrillation, survival rates can be as low as 5%. Every minute that passes before defibrillation the chance of survival reduces.

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