We know, we know – nobody likes to think about coronary heart disease. But did you know that one person in Australia suffers a heart attack or stroke every four minutes? Thankfully, there’s a fast and easy way to discover your risk of coronary heart disease before it’s too late. Read on to find out more about the Heart Health Check and make your appointment today.
Hang on… what exactly is coronary heart disease?
Coronary heart disease occurs when one or more arteries get blocked, resulting in a reduction of blood and oxygen flowing to the heart. This is caused by a build-up of plaque inside the artery walls, which many people don’t realise is happening until they have a life-threatening heart attack.
The lack of symptoms of coronary heart disease are what makes it so dangerous – and it’s the reason why booking a Heart Health Check could save your life.
Who is at risk of coronary heart disease?
There’s no single cause for coronary heart disease; however, your risk increases if you’re over 45 years old (or over 30 and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent).
You probably know there are also several lifestyle factors that can increase your risk. However, not everyone who suffers from coronary heart disease has any of these risk factors; and heart attacks can often strike in seemingly healthy individuals.
Ok then – what happens at a Heart Health Check appointment?
We’re glad you asked! The Heart Health Check takes around 20 minutes and helps assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. During your appointment, your GP or nurse will ask you some simple questions about your health and family history, then take key measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure. That’s it!
Sounds easy enough! How do I book my Heart Health Check?
Just click the link below or call your local Qualitas Health practice to book your Heart Health appointment today. And remember – getting a risk assessment now could save your life later. So don’t delay; it’s time to get on top of that ticker!
Book your Heart Health Check appointment at your local Qualitas Health practice.