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"The focus on hypertension could not come at a more critical"

The declaration is the president of the American Heart Association, Nancy Brown, complimenting the theme of World Health Day

 
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Last week, Brazilian and American Societies of Cardiology conducted a training for Brazilian journalists on cardiovascular disease. The event was based "A Carta do Rio "issued by various international organizations, with suggestions to support the Brazilian government in the national plan for chronic diseases.

According to the president of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology Jadelson Andrade, heart disease is responsible for 30% of all causes of death. Almost 1/3 of the population in this new century, dies from causes directly linked to cardiovascular disease.

This epidemiological profile is perverse and there are reasons identified that lead to early development of heart disease, many of them leading to sudden death, which sometimes is the first presentation of heart disease, "complete Jadelson Andrade.

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"This epidemiological profile is perverse and there are reasons identified that lead to early development of heart disease, many of them leading to sudden death"
hypertension was selected as the theme for World Health Day "The focus on hypertension could not come at a more critical time," said the president of the American Association, Nancy Brown. "High blood pressure is treatable, if well managed, but health professionals around the world need more tools to address this public health issue head on."

Societies of Cardiology worldwide are banding together to establish mentoring programs directed to those responsible for shaping public policy and health care professionals. In the United States, the program Life's Simple 7 (seven simple steps for life) has proven effective in motivating behavior change and process improvement in the healthcare system.

Another global effort is being conducted by the Pan American Health with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to standardize a pharmacological treatment for hypertension that is viable and flexible for application worldwide.

Moreover, the World Heart Federation is preparing a scientific statement targeted to cardiologists and other specialists who deal with cardiovascular disease. The goal is to direct the focus of these professionals for public health interventions that can minimize the main risk factors of the disease cardiovacular aiming to achieve the goal of the World Health Organization to reduce premature mortality by 25% by 2025.

"The initiative for global action on hypertension is delayed," said Brown. "By working together to address this preventable public health problem we can make great progress in the fight against heart disease and stroke."

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