Did you know here in Australia, heart disease:
• Causes one in four of all deaths
• Claims the life of one person every 13 minutes
• Accounts for 1,600 hospitalisations per day.
Two-thirds of Australian adults are living with at least three risk factors, such as elevated blood
pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. It is estimated that one-fifth of Australian adults aged 45 to 74 years – or 1.4 million people – are at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years. Some risk factors such as those mentioned above account for 90% of risk of heart attack, reinforcing the fact that heart disease is largely preventable. If you are between 45 - 74 years old you are eligible for a medicare funded Healthy Heart Check with no out of pocket cost to you.
Speak to the team today to arrange or to find out more.
For more helpful information please go to https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/