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Join the Twitter and Facebook Valentine’s Day campaign to promote heart health

#loveyourheart2015

Journalists and the public are invited to join the Twitter and Facebook campaign #loveyourheart2015 to promote heart health from 12 to 14 February.

Public Health & Health Policy


Sophia Antipolis, 10 February 2015: Journalists and the public are invited to join the Twitter and Facebook campaign #loveyourheart2015 to promote heart health from 12 to 14 February.

The campaign was initiated by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) through the MEP Heart Group and aims to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in Europe (1). It is supported by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Heart Network.

More than 500 000 people are set to be reached with heart healthy messages from MEPs, EU Commissioners, health organisations and many individuals.

Joining the campaign is easy! Use your personal Twitter and/or Facebook account to spread heart friendly messages (2) such as:

  • Save women! 1in2 women die of cardiovascular disease in Europe. #loveyourheart2015
  • Love your Heart! Smoking, poor diet & physical inactivity increase risk of heart attack & stroke.#loveyourheart2015
  • Fight tobacco! By the time you finish reading this 6 people will have died from smoking!#loveyourheart2015
  • Get active and cut your chances of getting heart disease & stroke by 19% #loveyourheart2015
  • Eat healthily! 33% of heart diseases & strokes are due to a diet poor in fruit & veg #loveyourheart2015

For more heart friendly messages click here.

Please help us fight cardiovascular disease by posting a message!

ENDS    

References


1)    Statistics on heart disease in Europe
http://www.escardio.org/about/press/Factsheets/Pages/Cardiovascular-Disease-in-Europe.aspx
2)    Key Prevention messages from ESC Guidelines: http://www.escardio.org/GUIDELINES-SURVEYS/ESC-GUIDELINES/Pages/cvd-prevention.aspx

Notes to editor


About the MEP Heart Group
The main objective of the MEP Heart Group is to promote measures that will help reduce the burden of CVD in the European Union and to raise awareness of the disease among target audiences through a series of dedicated activities. The MEP Heart Group is led by two Co-Chairs, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Karin Kadenbach MEP. The European Society of Cardiology and the European Heart Network provide support to the MEP Heart Group by running its secretariat.

About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents more than 80 000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe.


About the European Heart Network
The European Heart Network (EHN) is a Brussels-based alliance of heart foundations and like-minded non-governmental organisations throughout Europe.EHN plays a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases, in particular heart disease and stroke, through advocacy, networking, capacity building and patient support.