Towards an EU Action Plan for Better Cardiovascular Health: New Policy Roadmap from MedTech Europe’s Cardiovascular Sector Group
Posted on 02.06.2021
On 25 May, MedTech Europe’s Cardiovascular Sector Group unveiled its policy roadmap, calling for “An EU Action Plan for Better Cardiovascular Health.”
Patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases – already the leading cause of death in Europe and a major cause of disability – have experienced worsening challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
95% of all COVID-19 deaths are attributable to those with underlying conditions. Of these, cardiovascular diseases are the leading comorbidity, accounting for 65% of these deaths.
In light of this increasingly-urgent situation, the Cardiovascular Sector Group’s roadmap lays out concrete policy proposals for the EU Institutions and Member States, to give cardiovascular diseases the response they merit.