Keywords: prevalence of cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease each year claimed 12 million lives, close to the total death 1/4 of the population of the world, to become the number one enemy of the human health, Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said: “In today’s world cardiovascular diseases kill more people than any other disease, and millions of people maimed. “Although cardiovascular disease mortality in the past 30 years in addition to most of the countries of Eastern Europe abroad have different degrees of decline, but its still the first cause of death in men over the age of 45 in most countries, women after tumor the second cause of death, serious impact on human life expectancy and quality of life.
The person in charge of the WHO cardiovascular disease program Dr.Ivan Gyarfas: using advanced technologies such as anti-hypertensive drugs, thrombolysis, intensive care unit, PTCA and CABG only make 1/3 of the decline in coronary heart disease mortality, the other 2/3 decline in mortality is to rely on a reasonable diet, control of hypertension, smoking, physical exercise, etc. this shows the importance of non-drug therapy.
WHO experts pointed out: Although cardiovascular disease is the number one killer, but if actively carry out prevention, can save 600 million lives annually. In both the developing and developed countries, prevention is the most practical and least expensive way to a healthy life without drugs.