World Heart Day 2022: Greetings, Significance, Celebration, Facts, History, Theme and More

The world is celebrating the fight against one of its biggest enemies - heart disease - today. Yes, it's World Heart Day 2022 today September 28, 2022. The day is celebrated to promote awareness about cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of death in the world followed by cancer. It makes us aware of what we can do to prevent heart diseases from developing in people near and dear to us.

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World Heart Day History:

The day is the brainchild of Antoni Bayés de Luna who was the president of the World Heart Federation (WHF) from 1997-99. It was in 1999 that he succeeded to bring around the World Health Organization (WHO) in sanctioning the establishment of World Heart Day. Since then the world is observing every September 28 as the World Heart Day

World Heart Day Significance:

World Heart Day aims to promote global awareness regarding cardiovascular diseases so that people can learn how to take care of their hearts and we together can beat the disease from causing millions of deaths every year.

To inform those unaware, heart diseases claim a staggering 18.6 million lives each year - which is nearly half of all deaths caused by all non-communicable diseases globally. Thanks to the growing awareness created by the celebration of this day, world leaders in May 2012 had to commit to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025.

World Heart Day 2022 Theme

  • The theme of World heart day 2022 is 'USE HEART FOR EVERY HEART'.
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How can we control or prevent Heart Diseases?

  • There are certain risk factors that help develop these diseases in our bodies.
  • These risk factors are a sedentary and inactive lifestyle, unhealthy diet, high level of cholesterol in the body, lack of workout routine, consumption of tobacco, Smoking, and high blood pressure among various others.
  • As per a scientific report, over 80% of deaths from heart disease and stroke can be prevented if we take care of our hearts.

How it is celebrated

  • Several events and programs are organized around the globe educating the masses about actions they can take to prevent heart diseases.

How we can celebrate the World Heart Day 2022

  • Go join a gym or fitness class if you already haven't.
  • Go for a health check-up to be aware of your fitness parameters.
  • Read up on, listen to, or watch something that educates you about how to prevent heart diseases

Facts on Heart Diseases OR Cardiovascular disease

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that affects the heart or blood vessels (veins and arteries).
  • Combinations of socioeconomic, behavioural, and environmental risk factors, such as high blood pressure, an unhealthy diet, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, renal disease, physical inactivity, problematic alcohol use, and stress might contribute to its development.
  • The risk of cardiovascular disease can also be influenced by a person's age, sex, ethnic background, and family history.


  • Our heart is the strongest muscle in the body.
  • With every heartbeat, it pumps blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body while taking away metabolic waste such as carbon dioxide.

Yearly Death Figure of Lethal Diseases

  • Heart Diseases OR Cardiovascular Disease: responsible for a massive 33% of all global deaths, i.e. 1 crore 86 lakh to be precise
  • Cancer: 1 crore deaths
  • Respiratory Disease: 37 lakh deaths
  • HIV: 10 lakh deaths

5 Quotes OR Greetings to send to your loved ones on World Heart Day 2022

  • Put a stop to all the problems related to your heart before it stops you.
  • Care about your health, and start from your Heart
  • A happy heart is a healthy heart.... Stay happy and live longer!!!
  • Never lose your heart in any situation, it is the best way to deal with all kinds of problems.
  • Stress and tension is the root cause of all kinds of cardiovascular diseases. So stay happy and keep on smiling.
  • A healthy heart is the key to happiness in life.
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