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  • Regular heart health checks with a GP are covered by Medicare for eligible adults to assess your likelihood of heart attack or stroke within five years.
  • Your doctor can give you an understanding of your heart attack and stroke risk by calculating your absolute risk score. 
  • Your absolute risk score takes in many factors such as your lifestyle and medical history to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
  • Absolute risk score is used to help you and your doctor work out the best treatment and prevention options to reduce your heart and stroke risk. 

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Reviewed on: 21-09-2020