Cardiovascular Disease in Europe - update 2016

August 11th 2016


New data on the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe for 2016 are published today in the European Heart Journal.

They show that in the European region (defined as the 53 member states of the World Health Organization) CVD has caused more than four million deaths each year: 45% of all deaths. However, success in preventing and treating the disease has led to large decreases in CVD in a number of countries.