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  • People aged 45 years and over (or 30 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) are eligible for regular Heart Health Checks with their doctor (GP).
  • As part of a Heart Health Check, your doctor will calculate your cardiovascular disease risk score. Your risk score estimates your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5 years.
  • Your cardiovascular disease risk score combines your risk factors for a heart attack or stroke, including both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.
  • Your doctor will discuss your risk score with you and will support you to make positive changes to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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Reviewed on: 25-11-2022