Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of hospital admissions and deaths worldwide, so a healthy heart is a valuable asset.
A cardiovascular risk assessment (heart check) determines your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.
Important factors that determine your risk are: your personal health history, age, family history, weight, cigarette smoking, blood pressure, exercise history, and diabetes.
A heart check is recommended for people once they reach a certain age. The doctors and nurses at Upper Hutt Health Centre can advise you if you need a heart check and carry out an assessment for you.
Visit The Heart Foundation here.
“The first wealth, is health”Ralph Waldo Emerson