Andréa Araujo Brandão
President of the Administrative
Council – SBC
The mission of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (In Portuguese: Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia – SBC) is to ensure first-class cardiovascular care in Brazil. This mission was set because of the enormous impact of the high rates of mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Brazil. For decades, these diseases have been the main cause of death in Brazil and mainly responsible for health costs and the loss of work ability of the population of working age, determining a relevant medical, social and economic impact. Therefore, knowing these figures is imperative.
The Cardiovascular Brazil Statistics Project began in 2020 and is one of the most important scientific cardiovascular initiatives in our country. It is multi-institutional and coordinated by Dr. Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro and Dr. Glaucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira. This project collects data from the Brazilian Ministry of Health, international data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) — a project linked to the prestigious Washington University — and data from Brazilian scientific studies.
The annual publication allows evolutionary updating of epidemiological data on cardiovascular diseases and stroke and the main risk factors, such as: arterial hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. This information reveals the behavior of these conditions and identify inequalities in the access to health services and highly complex procedures and treatments. Based on that, it is possible to plan coping strategies and offer the best possible cardiovascular care.
The Brazilian Society of Cardiology congratulates the entire group involved in the analysis and generation of such important data for our country, and reaffirms its commitment to initiatives that can effectively support public health policies that may improve the tragic scenario of cardiovascular diseases in Brazil.