- Organizers: Romanian Heart Foundation and Romanian Society of Cardiology
- Date: September 29th 2014
- Website: www.romanianheart.ro
World Heart Day is celebrated each year on September 29th. With this global event, World Heart Organization wants to contribute to raising awareness on the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease and gradually determine a change of attitude and adopting a healthier lifestyle.
World Heart Day was celebrated for the first time in 2000 in order to inform people worldwide about the leading cause of death, namely: cardiovascular diseases. 17.3 million annual deaths are registered worldwide, and this number is growing. By 2030, if no immediate action will be taken, 23 million people are expected to die every year due to cardiovascular diseases.