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An EU Action Plan for Better Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), including heart failure, atrial fibrillation-related stroke, heart valve disease or coronary heart disease, can impact people of all ages. CVDs are the leading cause of death in the EU, and an important factor in the numbers of chronic conditions and disabilities.

Not only do CVDs have a human health cost, but they also represent a significant financial burden for European healthcare systems. It’s time to step up investment in healthcare systems across Europe, and devoting resources to cardiovascular health must be part of this.

MedTech Europe unveiled today its policy roadmap calling for  “An EU Action Plan for Better Cardiovascular Health”. This comes at a time when the existing challenges facing cardiovascular patients and healthcare professionals in Europe have been exacerbated by COVID-19. 95% of all COVID-19 deaths are attributable to those with underlying conditions, with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) being the leading comorbidity, accounting for 65% of these deaths. Find the roadmap below.

Posted on 25.05.2021

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