One person suffers a heart attack or stroke every four minutes in Australia.
To coincide with the Australian Heart Foundation’s Heart Week, 2 to 8 May, we are encouraging people over the age of 45 to book themselves in for a heart health check with their local GP. A heart health check is a 20-minute assessment of a person’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.
During the heart health check a GP or nurse will review your medical and family history, check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels and discuss your diet and exercise.
Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health runs a six-week cardiac rehabilitation program that assists people to recover from cardiac events such as a heart attack, heart transplant or a stroke. The program combines exercise with education sessions which include topics such as how the heart works, healthy eating, managing medication and ways to reduce your risk of further heart problems.
Learn more or book a place
Kyneton: Call 5421 1666
Sunbury: Call 9744 4455
Visit us at 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton or 12-28 Macedon Street, Sunbury