heart week st john

St John WA + Heart Week 2024

Held annually in the first week of May, National Heart Week is an important reminder for health professionals and the Australian public to engage in conversations about heart health and take proactive steps to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death in Australia, claiming a life every 30 minutes.

St John WA (SJWA) is committed to raising awareness and promoting preventative measures by providing more heart health checks and helping to educate the community with a range of helpful resources – this week and beyond.

Heart Week is an important reminder to:

Check your blood pressure: BP should be monitored regularly.

Find your heart age: Ask your GP or try the Heart Foundation’s heart age calculator here.

Check in on your heart health: Book in with one our GPs for a cardiovascular health check.

SJWA Head of General Practice Dr. Sid Samanta said that regular check-ups were important in maintaining a healthy heart, even if patients felt healthy.

“High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart disease,” he said.

“Regular blood pressure checks are the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure, regardless of whether you feel well and maintain good health.”

Understanding when to seek medical assistance for heart-related concerns is crucial. For routine health checks, management of risk factors, and ongoing monitoring of your health, book in with one of our practitioners.

If you experience symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting, or any other life-threatening symptoms, seek immediate medical attention at your nearest emergency department or dial 000.

Book an appointment at St John General practice today.


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