Heart Disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for both men and women in Australia.
Heart Week runs from the 3rd – 9th May 2021 where all Australians are encouraged to prioritise heart health and stop cardiovascular disease.
Your GP can help reduce your risk of a heart attack through a heart health assessment.
A heart health check is recommended for all Australians aged 45 and over, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients aged 30 and over.
What is a Heart Health Check?
A heart health assessment is simple and straightforward. It will involve a review of your family medical history, weight, blood pressure, an ECG and some simple blood tests.
The results of this assessment are reviewed by your GP to indicate your risk of a heart attack. Your GP will then discuss with you a plan to reduce the risk of heart attack
Heart Health Checks can detect issues with your heart health. Coronary heart disease is usually the underlying cause of a heart attack, which is Australia’s number one cause of death. Coronary heart disease is caused when the arteries leading to the heart become hardened or narrow.
One Australian has a heart attack or stroke every four minutes. Many people may not be aware of their risk factors for heart disease. Also, some risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol can be silent.
How much does a Heart Health Check cost?
Heart Health Checks are covered by Medicare
Your Health Hub are offering Heart Health Checks at our Bellerive Quay Clinic call 6122 0150 to book your appointment.