Press Releases

80% of premature deaths due to CVD can be prevented by tackling major risk factors particularly unhealthy diet and smoking. The recent decision of the Belgian Parliament to postpone the total ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants until 2014 is therefore all the more regrettable.

Members of the European Parliament Heart Group met with the Cardiology profession and representatives of national Heart Foundations to evaluate the achievements at EU level in combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), and to reveal the need for further action.

World Heart Day resonates with recent experts’ findings on CVD and EU Institutions’ determination to promote heart health.