World Heart Day 2018


Every year 17 million people lose their breath due to heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. So, to raise the awareness about heart diseases and stroke, 29 September marked as World Heart Day. The main aim is to avoid ill health. This year theme is “MY HEART…YOUR HEART”

Message From World Heart Federation

This year WHF is asking to make a promise, “A promise as an individual to cook and eat more healthily, to do more exercise and encourage your children to be more active, to say no to smoking and help your loved ones to stop. A promise as a healthcare professional to save more lives. A promise as a politician to implement an NCD action plan.”

“A simple promise… for MY HEART, for YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS.”

Know about World Heart Day

WHD was launched by WHF in 2000 as an annual event. Since then WHD is celebrated on 29 September 2018.

Who Can participate in the event?

Any individual interested to work for a healthy heart can participate in the event. However, many non-government and government sectors participate actively to raise the awareness. Also, many campaigns, marathons, fitness classes, the exhibition takes place to make public even more aware of the CVD and heart attacks.

Symptoms of a Heart attack

Every single second is precious for the person who has just received a stroke, he must receive treatment immediately. Few people may observe some warning signs while few people warning signs are unnoticed or no signs at all. Here, mentioned some common symptoms:

Chest Pain

The pain in the centre of the chest causing more heavy pressure, squeezing. Also, the pain may vary from person to person.

Shortness of Breath

Another symptom difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath.  It may be also due to a lack of energy, increase in pressure etc.

Discomfort in the upper body

The pain starts from the chest and may spread to other body parts like shoulders, arms, neck and back.


Due to stomach discomfort, a person may feel vomiting sensation.


Due to tension and changes in body temperature slight increase in sweating is observed. Sweating may be more in armpits, feet sole, palms.

food makes an impact to prevent CVD

Always include fibre-rich foods in your daily diet. Also, include leafy vegetables, almonds, berries, avocados, garlic, olive oil, walnuts and whole grains as part of your menu. Healthy foods always give additional immunity and boost overall wellbeing. Consuming proper nutrient valued foods makes the body to observe good nutrition. Most importantly, avoid deep-fried foods, processed foods as much as possible to stay healthy. Finally, follow proper exercise routine to stay fit, calm and boost energy levels.






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