HEART AT­TACK AWARE­NESS

The Tribune (NZ) - - VIEWS CONVERSATIONS -

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

Heart Foun­da­tion

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