If you already have coronary heart disease (CHD) – you’re at greater risk of heart attack
Coronary heart disease (mainly heart attack) is the single leading cause of death in Australia. In the past year, almost 10,000 Australians lost their life. Tragically, over 50% of heart attack deaths occur before the person reaches hospital.
People who have angina, or who have already had a heart attack, are at increased risk of having a heart attack. In addition, many patients who have already had a heart attack may not be aware they may have different symptoms the second time.
Our research shows that many do not know the different warning signs of heart attack and would delay calling Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance for this life threatening emergency.
We want all Australians and their families and friends to know the warning signs of heart attack and what to do.
You could save your life, or the life of someone you love.
Heart Attack Fact Sheet (CHD version)
Share this with your family or keep the fact sheet in a central location for easy reference:
Will you recognise your heart attack? Action Plan (CHD version)
Designed for patients who have been prescribed angina medication – make sure to also share it with your family. .
To order a hard copy of these resources, or speak to a qualified healthcare professional, call our Health Information Service on 1300 36 27 87.