Multiple risk factors are causally related to cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. A twenty-five percent reduction in premature cardiovascular disease mortality globally is achievable but requires better implementation of evidence-based policies (tobacco control, among others) and integrated health systems strategies that improve myocardial infarction and stroke prevention and management.
Prof Mohsin Zillur Karim Exposure to known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remains alarmingly common and presents one of the largest barriers to improved global health. Most CVD-related premature deaths are linked to these common risk factors. The vast majority of CVDs is a result of the continuation of preventable behavioural and metabolic risk factors.