Heart Attacks In Australia

Each year around 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack.

  • This equates to around 150 heart attacks a day, or one heart attack every 10 minutes.

  • Four Australian men have a heart attack every hour.

  • One man dies of a heart attack every two hours in Australia.

  • If you are male, 40 and live in Australia, your chance of having a heart attack by the age of 70 years is one in two.

  • Women are largely surprised and unaware that they are also at risk of a heart attack. However, almost half of all deaths from heart attacks in 2010 were women.

  • If you are female, 40 and live in Australia, your chance of having a heart attack by the age of 70 years is one in three.

Source: Heart Foundation Australia, 2014

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