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World Heart Day

World Heart Day was created by the World Heart Federation and is celebrated on September 29th each year. World Heart Day aims to inform people around the globe that cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.

Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the CVD burden and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world. Learn more about the campaign by visiting the World Heart Federation, and be sure to involve yourself on September 29th by using hashtags #protectyourheart #WHD and #worldheartday on social media.

In recognition of this campaign, OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature the video Cardiovascular Assessment by Brienne Leary, RN, BSN, CPON, CCRN. In this video, learn how to assess a pediatric patient's cardiovascular status and perform a detailed physical exam with a focus on cardiovascular status.

Be sure to check out additional cardiac content OPENPediatrics offers including: 

Our medical Animation and Illustration Gallery also offers hundreds of cardiac resources such as ECGs, heart animations and more.