Cardiovascular disease is a global issue, and currently accounts for more than 17 million deaths per year, a figure expected to reach approximately 25 million per year by 2030. At the American Heart Association (AHA), we believe everyone should live longer, healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
As part of this commitment, we have launched expanded, translated web content on international.heart.org in an effort to reach more people in more places with lifesaving information and training, delivered in eight languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.
The AHA is currently present in more than 100 countries where we work with key global partners like the World Heart Federation, the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and numerous sister cardiology societies to share science, advocate for sound health and public policies and train healthcare providers and the general public in lifesaving skills. Together they share the best in science and research, and advocating for sound health and public policies in support of the United Nations and World Health Organization goals around prevention and control of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The knowledge to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke in a single country can benefit people around the world. We are proud to launch international.heart.org, an expanded and enhanced heart.org web property created to fill the need for translated digital information. We hope to reach more people in more places around the world with AHA first aid, CPR and advanced cardiovascular care products and courses, offer updates on AHA programs and provide resources for our global network of AHA instructors and training center coordinators. Join me in celebrating this effort by visiting international.heart.org today, and we look forward to hearing your feedback in the comments below.