Your heart pumps blood around your body through your arteries and veins. The blood contains oxygen and nutrients that keep your body working. When there’s something wrong with your heart or blood vessels, it’s known as heart (cardiovascular) disease.
The Heart Foundation website has detailed information on: http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/your-heart/
- heart conditions
- living with heart disease
- healthy living, including recipes
- local support groups.
The Heart Foundation’s Know Your Numbers website has an online calculator to:
For a full risk assessment, ask your doctor or practice nurse for a heart and diabetes check.