About
Nonprofit Tools
Contact
Help

DISCOVER AND LEARN ABOUT

Cardiovascular Diseases

Learn About Cardiovascular Diseases

Get Educated About Economic Development

Summary

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.1 Nearly 18 million people around the world die as a result of cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year, accounting for 31 percent of all deaths. Over 75 percent of CVD deaths occur in middle or low income nations, and 85 percent of CVD related deaths are attributed to a heart attack or stroke.2 The occurrence rate in men and women is nearly equal.3 Cardiovascular disease accounts for a series of disorders including hypertension or high blood pressure, coronary heart disease or heart attack, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies and rheumatic heart disease.4 The World Health Organization predicts that cardiovascular disease will remain the leading cause of death by 2030.5 A quarter of all deaths in the United States are caused by cardiovascular disease. Approximately 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.6 Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable by lessening a series of risk factors including poor diet, misuse of tobacco and alcohol, as well as increasing physical activity.7 Show References
1 https://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/about_cvd/en/ 2 https://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/ 3 https://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/about_cvd/en/ 4–5 Ibid 6 https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm 7 https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cardiovascular-diseases-(cvds)
Hide References

Make a Donation

One Time
Monthly
$
Monthly gifts help nonprofits focus on their mission and longterm impact with helping people world wide.

Cardiovascular Diseases News

Check out the latest news and articles about Cardiovascular Diseases.

Loading...

Capture.
Share.
Impact.

Share about your experience with Cardiovascular Diseases for the world to see.

PWI STORYTELLER

SHARE YOUR STORY NOW

PWI SWIPE

Give your spare change automatically to help Cardiovascular Diseases.

Create a SWIPE ACCOUNT

Swipe.
Give.
Impact.

Connect your card today to start giving your spare change.

Start.
Search.
Give.

The easiest way to make a real difference for Cardiovascular Diseases.

PWI SEARCH

Download our browser extension and make every tab you open and ever web search you make will raise money for Cardiovascular Diseases.

DOWNLOAD NOW

PWI GROUPGIVE

Create your very own campaign to help raise money for Cardiovascular Diseases.

Create a GroupGive Campaign

Create.
Promote.
Grow.

What will you do for Cardiovascular Diseases? Start your fundraiser today and make an impact.