Cardiovascular Disease Statistics


• CVD kills 200 people in SA every day = about 13 mini bus loads of people per day!

• About 130 heart attacks and 240 strokes occur daily in SA.

• For every woman that dies of CVD, 2 men will die.

• Premature deaths caused by CVD in people of the working age (35-64yrs) are expected to increase by 41% by 2030. The negative economic impact of this will be enormous on both families (as this is the bread-winner age) and on the country.

• 6.3 million South Africans suffer with high blood pressure.

In 2010, my best friend lost her mom to heart disease…I Think Red in support of my best friend.

Liezel van der Westhuizen
Feb 2012