Global impact

GLOBAL IMPACT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Understand the geographic distribution of health loss due to cardiovascular disease

In 2019, cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused 18.6 million deaths globally. But how has the number of deaths changed over time? And which countries experience the highest burden of CVD? Below, you can explore the impact of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Switch the Unit field to rate per 100,000 population to visualize the countries with the highest burden.

EXERCISE

What country experienced the highest total number deaths caused by CVD in 1990, and how has that changed over the last 27 years?

DID YOU KNOW?

Italy has the highest prevalence rate of CVD, and Bulgaria has the highest death rate. In many European countries, the CVD death rate is higher among women, whereas in the Maghreb it is higher among men.