World Heart Day Raising Awareness Event in EP Strasbourg, 29 September 2011



World Heart Day aims at informing people around the globe that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year.

In Europe, CVD is responsible for the death of over 4.3 million people in the 53 member states of the WHO European Region and more than 2 million in the EU.

The European Parliament can make a difference by adopting heart healthy legislation and making sure that CVD are given the appropriate attention on the EU policy agenda!


A raising-awareness photo opportunity was provided to MEPs on 28 & 29 September in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Pictures of the event are available here.