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Heart Week 6-12 May 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024 - 8:44am

Is your heart feeling your age?

If you're between 35 and 75 and don't already have heart disease you can use the online Heart Age Calculator: Heart Risk Calculator. The Calculator uses well-known risk factors for heart disease such as age, sex, blood pressure and cholesterol to estimate your risk compared to a defined healthy range. If your heart age is higher than your actual age, you may be at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke and should speak to your GP about getting a Heart Health Check.

Heart Health Check

If you are aged 45 and over and do not already have heart disease, we recommend you see your doctor for a Medicare-subsidised Heart Health Check. Some people may be eligible earlier, including First Nations peoples from 30 years, and from 35 years for people living with diabetes. A Heart Health Check involves a 20-minute check-up with your GP & the Practice Nurse to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.