Cardiovascular disease, known as CVD, is the leading cause of death for both men and women globally. More people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. In 2015, an estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs, representing 31%* of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease, and 6.7 million were due to stroke, while 3.6 million people suffered from CVDs caused by other health issues.
* Source: World Health Organization