Know the date, topic, importance and some symptoms of a healthy heart

World Heart Day 2023: Know the date, theme, importance and some symptoms of a healthy heart

World Heart Day 2023: This year’s theme is “Use Heart, Know Heart”

World Heart Day is a global reminder to take care of their hearts. Heart disease is the world’s number one killer. According to the World Heart Federation, conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels such as heart attack, stroke and heart failure take the lives of more than 20.5 million people every year. World Heart Day creates awareness about the importance of having a healthy heart through various global activities.

World Heart Day 2023: Date, theme, significance and more


World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29 September to raise awareness about heart disease and preventive measures that can help prevent and manage heart diseases.


The theme of World Heart Day 2023 is “Use Heart, Know Heart”.

use heart: This means using heart emojis to promote the theme and significance of the day. The World Heart Federation mentions that emojis are one of the most popular forms of communication today that can help maintain people’s attention and cross language barriers.

know the heart: With ‘Know Your Heart’, the theme seeks to empower individuals to take control of their well-being as knowledge about heart health is limited. So, when you know your heart more, you can take better care of it.

Know your heart

Since this year’s theme focuses on knowing your heart, here are some factors that can help you know whether your heart is healthy or not.

Symptoms of a healthy heart:

1. Healthy blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common problem that can increase the risk of heart failure. Therefore, checking your blood pressure numbers can help know your risk.

Low blood pressure is also not good for your heart.

2. Normal heart rate

Your pulse helps understand the strength of your blood flow and blood pressure in different parts of the body. A slow or fast heart rate can help you understand your heart health. If you are not able to do this then you can take help from your doctor.

3. General Blood Test Report

A blood report can help in knowing the levels of sodium, potassium, creatinine and other elements which are linked to your heart health in many ways.

4. Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Bad cholesterol levels can block your arteries and increase your risk of heart attack. Therefore, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is important for a healthy heart. A simple blood test can help know your cholesterol levels.

This World Heart Day, resolve to learn about your heart health for a healthier tomorrow.

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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