More than 60% of Nigerians, who have heart disease, do not know.
Cardiovascular disease — includes numerous problems, many of which are related to a condition called Atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is the first step to a heart attack. Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries that narrows arteries.
Most Heart Attacks occur when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked by a blood clot. Heart failure doesn’t mean the heart stops beating. Heart failure simply means the heart isn’t pumping blood as much as it should.
We also know that strokes, heart attacks, and sudden deaths are occurring in younger and younger people. Well-established by age 20.
In Nigeria, Deaths due from hypertension, stroke, heart attacks and other circulatory diseases increased by 41% and is on the rise, climbing from 12.3 million deaths to 17.3 million.