Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in developed countries 1. At Varus, through Merck’s products, we are committed to finding solutions and support for a healthy cardiovascular system. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease accounts for about 17.5 million deaths each year – about one in every three. 2The WHO estimates that by 2030, the number of cardiovascular deaths will rise to around 24 million 3.


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  2. WHO. Cardiovascular disease. Available from: Last access May 2017.
  3. WHO. Cardiovascular disease. About cardiovascular diseases. Available from: Last access May 2017.