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Florida Department of health in Orange County celebrating World Heart Day


The Florida Department of Health in Orange County celebrates World Heart Day on September 29, 2022, to bring awareness of cardiovascular disease and prevention. This year’s theme is “Use Heart for Every Heart.”

Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 18.6 million lives each year, according to the World Heart Federation.1 In Florida, approximately two out of ten deaths are from heart disease.2

Stroke and heart disease, along with other cardiovascular diseases, are among the most widespread and costly health problems facing the United States today. Risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.

With cardiovascular health, many factors that cause early death can be controlled through lifestyle changes. Each day, strive to protect your heart and the hearts of those you love.

Healthier lifestyle changes including:

Taking these actions can contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

Visit www.worldheartday.org to find out what you can do to take part in this year’s World Heart Day, as well as www.floridahealth.gov/stroke and www.flhealth.gov/heart to learn more about stroke and heart attack resources. 

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

Data Sources:

  1. World Heart Federation. Heart disease and Stroke. Retrieved from https://world-heart-federation.org/
  2. Florida Department of Health. Heart Disease. Retrieved from http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/heart-disease/index.html

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