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The heart health check

Posted by Dr Faran Rizvi on 16 May 2024
The heart health check

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. Many heart attacks and strokes can be prevented through healthy behaviours like following a heart-healthy eating pattern, being active, maintaining a healthy weight and being smoke-free.

Many people may not know their risk of developing heart disease, especially since you often can't feel risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol.

1.4 million Australians have a high chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5 years. Many are unaware of the risk!

A heart health check is a free check-up of your overall health; it will tell us if you are at risk of getting certain health problems later in life, such as:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Diabetes

If you are aged over 30-74 years old you are generally eligible for one.

 The check takes 20-30 minutes and usually includes:

1.         Measuring your height and weight

2.         Blood Pressure Test

3.         Blood Test


Its National Heart Week 5th May - 12th May

Heart Week is Australia’s national heart health awareness week held in May each year. It provides an opportunity for the Australian public and health professionals to start a conversation about heart health and take positive steps to reduce their heart disease risk.  

Call us today to book your Heart Health Assessment

Dr Faran RizviAuthor:Dr Faran Rizvi
About: He has a well-rounded skill set and brings with him a wealth of experience from working in the NHS. Dr Rizvi has a particular interest in Paediatrics, preventative & lifestyle medicine, chronic disease management and Men’s Health.
Tags:Preventative Medicine

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