The Heart of 25 by 25: Achieving the Goal of Reducing Global and Regional Premature Deaths From Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke

Published: May 09, 2016

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  • In 2011, the United Nations set key targets to reach for reducing the risk of premature noncommunicable disease death by 25% by 2025.
  • With cardiovascular disease being the largest contributor to global mortality, accounting for nearly half of the 36 million annual noncommunicable disease deaths, achieving the 2025 goal requires that cardiovascular disease and its risk factors be aggressively addressed.
  • Region-specific estimates are shown for premature cardiovascular mortality in 2025 based on various risk factor scenarios.