Two-Thirds of Deaths in Bulgaria Linked to Cardiovascular Diseases

Society » HEALTH | September 29, 2016, Thursday // 14:20
Bulgaria: Two-Thirds of Deaths in Bulgaria Linked to Cardiovascular Diseases File photo, BGNES

Two in every three Bulgarians die from cardiovascular diseases, national statistics show.

The data, published on the occasion of the World Heart Day, reveals that more than 70 000, out of 100 000 death cases on an annual basis, were caused by myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, brain stroke, or heart failure.

Between 13 and 15 000 cases of heart attack are registered every year, according to the figures of Bulgaria's Health Ministry and the National Statistical Institute.

Acute myocardial infarction claims nearly six thousand lives every day.

Men aged over 45 and women over 55 are the most vulnerable groups.

An infographic prepared by Medigo, a global network of medical experts, shows that coronary artery disease and stroke are expected to be the top two killing diseases in Europe in 2030, claiming 1.9 million and 1.2 million lives, respectively.

Medigo has added that "coronary artery disease and stroke will be the biggest killing diseases in almost every region in 2030," with the exception of Africa.

The infographic also shows that out of 50 million adult deaths globally,  a total of 14 million were caused by either of the two diseases. A million were caused by heart failure.

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