Break out your red in celebration of World Heart Day, September 29th! Claiming 18.6 million lives annually, heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death worldwide. World Heart Day began as a combined effort from the World Heart Federation and world leaders to reduce non-communicable disease (NCD) mortality rates by 25% by 2025, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) which accounts for nearly half of all NCD deaths.
World Heart Day brings united awareness to CVD, heart disease and stroke, and prevention methods individuals can take to reduce their risks of developing these conditions. Prevention methods that may reduce 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke include:
-Abstaining from tobacco use
-Eating a healthier balanced diet
-Increasing regular physical activity
SRC is proud to recognize World Heart Day and bring focus to health and wellness. As a nonprofit patient safety organization, SRC accredits providers who uphold internationally recognized standards of excellence in patient care. SRC’s heart related accredited programs for Centers and Surgeons of Excellence include:
-Ambulatory Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
To find an accredited surgeon and facility for heart related concerns use our Find A Provider tool.