28th of April, 2020

Heart Week provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the problem of heart disease and to help improve the heart health of all Australians.

Each year, almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack. And more than 1million Australians aged 30-65 are at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke — but they may not even know they’re at risk

That’s why during Heart Week this year, the Heart Foundation will be urging all Australians to learn the warning signs of a heart attack and reduce their risk of having one.

DPV Health Heartoon Project

Heartoon is a series of 7 videos about looking after your heart health, developed by the Cardiac Rehabilitation team at DPV Health for clients and their families.


1. Your Heart

Learn about how your heart works, common heart conditions and some of the treatments available.


2. Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Learn about risk factors for heart disease to help you identify those you may have, why they are a risk and how to make changes in your daily life to reduce your risk in the future.


3. Physical Activity for your Heart Health

Learn about why it is important and the benefits for you, to be active in your daily life to help keep your heart healthy. The best types of exercise for your heart and how to keep your exercise at the right level for you.


4. Healthy Eating for your Heart Health

Learn about why it is important for you to eat a healthy diet for your heart health. Foods to minimise or avoid eating and foods to eat that are good for your heart. Healthy eating for adults brochure is available at; https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/the_guidelines/n55g_adult_brochure.pdf


5. Label Reading for healthy food choices for your heart

Learn how to understand the information on food labels and how to use this to choose healthier food choices when shopping.


6. Medication for your heart

Learn about common medications you may have been prescribed for your heart condition and important things to know about safely taking your medication.


7. Footwear and foot care if you have a heart condition

Learn why you should look after your feet if you have a heart condition and how to identify if you have a problem. Caring for your feet, and a guide of what to look for when buying shoes.

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