This is presented by a study of the Heart Foundation. "One of two Dutch people died from a cardiovascular disease 50 years ago, now one in four," says Floris Italianer, director of the Heart Foundation, which was mainly due to better medical practices for doctors.
Other cardiovascular patients
But more and more cardiovascular patients are added. Currently, there are about 1.4 million in the Netherlands. It concerns 725,000 men and 675,000 women. By the year 2030, about 1.9 million Dutch will have cardiovascular disease.
According to the Heart Foundation, the increase in the number of patients can be partially prevented if people with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease are identified earlier. In addition, people are advised to regularly measure their blood pressure, BMI cholesterol.