Health chiefs push for more Heart Age Test use


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Healthcare bosses are urging people to undergo a free test to find out the condition of their heart.

There were 372 people who died from heart attack or stroke in North Somerset in 2016.

The figure rises to 10,000 across the whole of the South West.

Now, Public Health England (PHE) is calling for more people to take the online Heart Age Test which can determine their level of risk of suffering either of the two conditions.

Debbie Stark, deputy centre director for PHE South West, said: “It is worrying that over 10,000 people in the South West die of a heart attack or stroke each year.

“We know that around 80 per cent of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented

“I would urge South West residents to find out their heart age now by taking the quick and easy test.”

To take the test, click here and answer the questions about your health.