Heart Week – May 3-9 2021

There has never been a more important time to prioritise heart health.

Approximately 2.5 million Australians are at a high risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years, and over half of these have not had an event previously.

Last year we saw people postponing or forgoing a wide variety of services, ranging from emergency treatment of acute conditions, to routine check-ups like Heart Health Checks.

After a period of lockdown, health, family and economic pressures, it is time to return our attention to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. We are encouraging everyone to get back to looking after their heart health. A great place to start is by understanding the risk of developing heart disease and keeping up with regular check-ups. Call the GP Clinic on 24134 to arrange a heart health check. For more information check out www.heartfoundation.org.au

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