Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. On average, one Australian dies every 12 minutes as a result of a cardio-vascular disease. When it comes to heart attacks, one Australian dies almost every hour. Do you know how to recognise the signs of a heart attack and what to do if it happens?
In Australia, half of the men and a third of the women over the age of 45 will suffer from heart disease at some point in their life.
Those numbers are high, but the good news is that it's generally avoidable