The UK has made progress on bringing down the premature death rate associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in recent years. But CVD still affects around seven million people in the UK, is responsible for one in five premature deaths, and is estimated to cost the healthcare economy £9 billion each year.
To continue to make progress in preventing CVD, we can learn from other nations who have successfully delivered programmes that improve cardiovascular health.
The BHF and Public Health England commissioned NHS public health consultancy group Solutions for Public Health to produce a report identifying successful cardiovascular disease prevention programmes from around the world.
The report, International Cardiovascular Disease Prevention case studies, outlines ten case studies that illustrate approaches that may be applicable and effective within the UK.