Cardiovascular disease burden


Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), principally ischemic heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease (stroke) are leading causes of mortality and a major contributor to disability in countries of the Americas. The Pan American Health Organization, through the HEARTS in the Americas initiative, is providing technical cooperation to countries of the region to reduce the disease burden caused by CVD.

This visualization presents the level and trends of mortality and burden of cardiovascular diseases for all CVDs and 8 underlying causes of CVD mortality and disability by age, sex, and location (country, subregion, and region) in the Americas from 2000 to 2019.