Be Heart Healthy
In South Africa, the age-standardised death rates for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now higher than those of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined, with cardiovascular disease being the leading category of NCDs1.
- The Lancet Global Health. Urgency for South Africa to prioritise cardiovascular disease management. Accessed online: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(18)30476-5/fulltext
- The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Cardiovascular disease statistics reference document. https://www.heartfoundation.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CVD-Stats-Reference-Document-2016-FOR-MEDIA-1.pdf
- NCBI. Gender gap in acute coronary heart disease: Myth or reality?