World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29th September by people all over the world. The day is observed to raise awareness about the growing concerns of heart health, cardiovascular diseases, the effects of exercise on the heart and how heart care is extremely important.
In this year, 2022 the theme is -“Use Heart for Every Heart”
The World Heart Federation & the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborated to create this international event. Antoine Bayes de Luna, who served as the President of the World Heart Federation from Year 1997 to 1999, came up with the idea. World Heart Day was originally celebrated on 24th September, 2000 and as of 2011, it was marked as the last Sunday in September. It was later fixed as 29th September.
The ultimate aim of World Heart Day is to draw the attention of the world to the behavior that can prevent individuals from becoming inclined to cardiovascular diseases & also to give people the skills to manage the potential risks related to such an iconic organ of the body.