September is Heart Awareness Month
Synexus supports The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) Heart Awareness Month as they aim to reach the global goal of reducing premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 25% by the year 2025. Heart disease is the world’s number one killer, claiming nearly 17 million lives every year. Although the incidence of heart disease has steadily declined in high-income countries, the burden on middle and low-income countries has never been greater.
In South Africa, the burden of heart disease and stroke follows HIV and AIDS; 1 in every 5 deaths are caused by heart diseases and strokes, totaling nearly 82 000 lives lost annually.
Synexus offers Health Checks at their dedicated research sites in Pretoria and Somerset West.
For more information go to: Check my Cholesterol
Synexus also conducts clinical trials for people with heart disease and elevated cholesterol. To learn more go to Heart.
Source: The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (can be found at HSFSA )
Diabetes SA information available from Heart Month