Health topics

Cardiovascular disease

 

Cardiovascular disease is caused by disorders of the heart and blood vessels, and includes coronary heart disease (heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), raised blood pressure (hypertension), peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart failure. The major causes of cardiovascular disease are tobacco use, physical inactivity, an unhealthy diet and harmful use of alcohol.

This page provides links to publications and reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners working on this topic in the Western Pacific Region. Also shown are links to related web sites.