Check your heart age with this 60-second test 67



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It’s horrible to think about but it’s the reality: one Australian dies every 26 minutes from heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease is the single biggest killer of Australians and for the most part, the damage to our hearts is preventable. Coronary heart disease kills twice as many men as women, on average, but it can be caused by a range of things such as diet, weight, smoking status and cholesterol levels.

So luckily, there are ways to check your heart health, including this test, which you can access here. Although it doesn’t replace a doctor’s diagnosis, it could be the wake up call that saves your life.

The test asks for your age, existing medical conditions, gender and smoker’s status, however it won’t let you continue if you’ve had a heart attack, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, atrial fibrillation or diabetes, and refers you to your doctor.

So, what is your heart age? Share with us below.

Starts at 60 Writers

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  1. Claerwen, in the third paragraph of the story click on the blue word “here” in the second line.

  2. Had blood tests yesterday because my blood pressure is up. Think I will wait to see what the doc says Friday….

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