HEART ATTACK AWARENESS
We Kiwis are known for our ‘she’ll be right’ attitudes, but when it comes to our heart health that sentiment could be killing us.
Research shows that many Kiwis delay calling for life-saving medical care when experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack.
The Heart Foundation has launched its largest ever public awareness campaign aimed at getting Kiwis to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and call for urgent medical help.
The longer a person delays seeking help, the more permanent damage is being done to their heart.
It’s time to take this issue seriously; we owe it to ourselves to fight back against New Zealand’s biggest killer.
Sally Darragh Manawatu/MidCentral Branch