World Heart Day

World Heart Day brought to you by IJN

World Heart Day is celebrated every year on Sept 29.

This date was set by the World Heart Federation to raise awareness that cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the world's leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and to highlight the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.

By controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

This year, the National Heart Association of Malaysia invites Malaysians to make a promise for their hearts – to cook and eat more healthily, to do more exercise and encourage their children to be more active, to say no to smoking, and to help their loved ones to stop the bad habit.

The National Heart Institute of Malaysia (IJN) established in 1992 as a heart specialist institution committed to delivering advanced standards in cardiovascular and thoracic medicine for adult and paediatric heart patients joins the cause to encourage Malaysians to make lifestyle changes for better care of their heart.

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