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Accelerated reduction in global cardiovascular disease is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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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Fig. 1: Trends in age-standardized death from CVD according to country income level and contributions from major cardiovascular risk factors.


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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).

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