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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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National Heart Week

The inaugural National Heart Week kicks off on Sunday May 5th.

National Heart Week gets underway from Sunday 5th May to Saturday 11th May.

The message of this year’s campaign aims to educate people on the warning signs of a heart attack, and what course of action should be taken if they, or someone they know, are suffering a heart attack.

The National Heart Foundation of Australia cites that each year, almost 10,000 Australians die of a heart attack, effectively one Australian life claimed every 53 minutes.

For more information on activities planned throughout the week, and access to educational resources -