Cardiac Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiology Support Group

HEART DISEASE IS STILL THE WORLDS NUMBER ONE KILLER

BUT ...

... embarrassingly the real truth is we don't know just how big a killer it is because still sadly no standardised measuring protocols are being used universally around the world. We just do not know the size of this problem ...

NEW BORNS - CHD
Congenital Heart Disease

World view: WHO 2013 estimates 1 million babies are born worldwide each year with Heart Defects. 100,000 of these will die before their first birthday.

USA: Heart defects kills more babies than anything else in America killing 48% of all babies under a year old.

UK: Heart defects kills twice as many babies as cancer does and the BHF says it is as high as 1 in every 145 births.

Australia: Equivalent of 6 new babies born with a heart defect every day and 2000 each year.

YOUNG - SCD / SCA
Sudden Cardiac Death/Sudden Cardiac Arrest

World view: We just don't really know ...

USA: SCA kills 1000 young people per day or 1 young person every two minutes and 95% of these die before reaching hospital ( unless a defib is available near to where they collapse )

UK: CRY-UK says that 12 young people die a week from SCD. Only 1 in 10 survive a SCA unless an AED defib is available; then 4 of 10 survive.

Italy: Quotes 1in 50,000 athletes will die suddenly from SCD.

MATURE - CVD
CardioVascular Disease

World view: By 2030 WHO predicts that CardioVascular Disease will increase by 34.7% to 23.3 million heart deaths.

USA: 1 person dies from a heart attack every minute of every day.