New studies show that more than two thirds of Australian adults- almost 13 million people or 69.1 percent – have at least three risk factors for heart disease – the nation’s biggest killer.
Heart Week puts the spotlight on encouraging people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.
In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May and focuses on the importance of having a Heart Health Check and in particular:
♥ Heart Health Checks and what they involve
♥ Which patients should have a Heart Health Check and why
♥ What steps patients can take to manage their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Heart Foundation chief medical adviser Professor Garry Jennings urges people to go to their GP and have a heart check ‘having a Heart Health Check gives you the best chance of reducing your risk of heart attack or stroke. No one wants a heart attack to be the first sign that something is wrong with their heart.’
For more information visit The Heart Foundation or call the Heart Foundation Helpline on 13 11 12.