What is heart health?

Your heart is one of the hardest working organs in your body. It works non-stop, beating up to 100,000 times a day. The healthier your heart is, the less likely you are to suffer cardiovascular disease. The good news is that, for many people, heart disease is preventable. Simple lifestyle changes can help keep your heart in top condition.





Statistics

1

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men in Australia

20

On average, 20 Australians die from a heart attack every day.

400,000

Around 400,000 Australians have had a heart attack at some point in their lives

20% / 25%

20% of women and 25% of men have high blood pressure.

Sources

https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/life-expectancy-death/deaths-in-australia/contents/leading-causes-of-death

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronary-heart-disease-and-atherosclerosis

www.heartfoundation.org.au

 All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified health care professional.