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What is a Heart Health Check?

A heart health check is one of the best things you can do for your health if you're aged 45 or over. Find out more.

Heart health asessment

What is a Heart Health Check?

Heart Disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for both men and women in Australia. February is Heart Research Month, a month where all Australians are encouraged to prioritise heart health and stop cardiovascular disease.

Your GP can help reduce your risk of a heart attack through a heart health assessment.

As part of this process, you should ask your doctor:

  1. What is my risk of having a heart attack in the next few years?
  2. How can my GP help me reduce that risk? 

A heart health check is recommended for all Australians aged 45 and over, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients aged 30 and over. 

Find out more in this short video:

What’s involved in a heart health check? 

A heart health assessment is simple and straightforward. It will involve a review of your family medical history, weight, blood pressure, an ECG and some simple blood tests. 

The results of this assessment are reviewed by your GP to indicate your risk of a heart attack. Your GP will then discuss with you a plan to reduce the risk of heart attack. 

Bulk Billed Heart Health Check

At Our Medical Home a heart health check is fully bulk billed for all Medicare card holders. 

Heart Health Check Near Me

At Our Medical Home you can come in to see a GP for a Heart Health Check at a time that suits you. There is no need to make an appointment and we are open until 10pm every day of the year. 

So, no excuses! See your GP at Our Medical Home about a heart health check today.

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All content provided in this article is intended as a guide only. If you have any questions or concerns in relation to your health, please speak to your GP.