Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia, with 45,053 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2014. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes.
Cardiovascular disease is one of Australia's largest health problems.
Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, low fruit and vegetable intake, alcohol and smoking. Nine in 10 adult Australians have at least one risk factor for CVD and one in four (25%) have three or more risk factors.
Please book a Doctors appointment to discuss risk factors, especially if you are over 40.