World Heart Day 2021: History and significance

As we all are aware that heart is one of the most important part of human body, so to keep it healthy and good is very much essential. To remind people about the importance of healthy heart, World Heart Day is observed every year on 29th September.

The day came into existence in the year 1999, when World Heart Federation (WHF) in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) realised the importance of heart and its health. Then, Antoni Bayes De Luna, who was the President of WHF proposed this idea. Interestingly, in 2000, World Heart Day was celebrated for the first time on 24 September.

Moreover, World Heart Day also lays emphasis on educating people about the serious threat of various cardiovascular diseases (CVD), which as a matter of fact is number one cause behind untimely deaths. This day aims to educated people on how they can prevent themselves and their loved ones from becoming prone to CVD. At the same time, this day is primarily devoted at teaching people how to control risk factors like an unhealthy diet, tobacco consumption, and physical inactivity, which could lead to heart dysfunction.

As every year, a theme is decided, this year’s theme is ‘use heart to connect’. Under this theme, emphasis is laid on spreading awareness and harnessing the power of digital health to improve awareness, prevention, and management of CVD worldwide.

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