Heart Week 2019

One-fifth of Australians aged 45-74 years are at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years.Know What To Do

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia with over 43,000 deaths attributed to CVD in 2017.

90% of the risk factors are modifiable, .i.e YOU can change them!

To help raise awareness of Heart Week, Know What To Do has included some free articles for you.

The following information is provided to help raise awareness of this important. and largely preventable health.
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What is a Heart Health Check
Questions to ask your Doctor when having a Heart Health Check
The following articles are also available for you:
Infographic – What is the difference between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?
Infographic – Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest Signs and Symptoms

We are also running a series of CPR and First Aid courses to help raise awareness and give people the skills so they Know What To Do if faced with a serious medical situation.

To book on a course, click here

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or Defib

AED’s fix Sudden Cardiac Arrests. If it is a Cardiac Arrest and if you can get the AED on in the first three to four minutes, it has a 70-75% of working.

Every minute you delay the chance of success goes down by 10%.

Because AED’s are so important, I naively thought they would all be the same.

They are not…….

This short Whitepaper will provide a bit of sobering detail for you.

What you do in the First 5 Minutes in any First Aid situation is critical.

Would you know what to do in the first 5 minutes?

If you require further reading, the following two articles are recommended:
One woman’s story of a Heart Attack
Heart Attack Vs Cardiac Arrest