USE HEART TO CONNECT
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the world’s number one killer, resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. It has many causes: from smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, to air pollution, and less common conditions such as Chagas disease and cardiac amyloidosis.
For the 520 million people living with CVD, COVID-19 has been heartbreaking. They have been more at risk of developing severe forms of the virus. And many have been afraid to attend routine and emergency appointments, and have become isolated from friends and family.
This year on World Heart Day, we’re asking the world to USE HEART to connect.
This video tells the story of how the HEARTS initiative is being implemented in Trinidad and Tobago, in a joint effort by the health team at the primary care clinics along with the program coordinators and the health authorities, with the technical support by PAHO.
WEBINARS AND COURSES
Friday, 1 October 2021 - 2:00 pm (EDT)
Webinar: 2021 WHO Guideline for the pharmacological treatment of hypertension: Let's implement it now!
Accurate automated blood pressure measurement (2020)
CVD RISK CALCULATOR
FIND OUT YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE
AND HOW TO LOWER IT
This FREE app is a cardiovascular risk calculator that estimates the possible 10-year risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), with the financial contribution of the U.S Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control, transformed the published color-coded tables into an online electronic calculator for use on computers and smartphones, updating the previous Cardiocal app (2014)
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