A heart check (or cardiovascular risk assessment / CVR) will let you know what your risk is of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 5 years and how you can reduce that risk.
Free CVR assessments are available for women from 55 years (45 years if you are Māori, Pacific or Indo-Asian) and Men from 45 years (35 years if you are Māori, Pacific or Indo-Asian).
During a heart check your doctor or nurse will:
- Ask about your risk factors such as smoking, exercise and diet
- Ask if there is any family history or heart attack or stroke
- Measure your blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference
- Test your cholesterol and blood glucose levels