December 12, 2017

Cayman Islands recognizes World Heart Day with Heart Survivor’s Wall

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Last  Friday (Sep 29) at the George Town Hospital the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) unveiled its Heart Survivors Wall in recognition of .

Heart disease and stroke are among the three leading causes of death in the English speaking Caribbean.

And while statistics as it relates to diseases are well known, and often regurgitated, nothing more drives home the urgency than knowing someone having had the diseases and better yet having survived it.

In unveiling the wall, the CHF hopes to raise awareness about the disease with lifesaving information and facts displayed in a space with high visibility.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Minister of Health, Dwayne Seymour noted that while his ministry is committed to good health they can’t do it alone.

Seymour noted the importance of initiatives like the wall as a means of saving lives.

World Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.

Each year 17.3 million people die of cardiovascular disease, 80% in the developing world.

World Heart Day is Celebrated every year on 29th of September. It was actually celebrated on the last Sunday of September. But over the last couple of years, it has been celebrated on 29th of September.

World Heart Day was started by in 2000. It was started to enhance the awareness of the world about the . And deaths caused due to Heart Attack and other . Actually, World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform the people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the World Leading causes of Death.

The World Heart Federation spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors Like tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity, are controlled. Collaborators of the World Heart Federation include several major international non-profits such as the Indian Heart Association.

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