Cardiovascular health is essential to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG3.4. Barriers include inequalities and a lack of political will and prioritization. A comprehensive approach is needed to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease and to achieve SDG3.4. The World Heart Federation addresses the determinants of cardiovascular disease and mobilizes the global community through roadmaps, roundtables and advocacy.
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Piñeiro, D.J., Codato, E., Mwangi, J. et al. Accelerated reduction in global cardiovascular disease is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nat Rev Cardiol 20, 577–578 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-023-00912-z