Free Blood Pressure Test @ Sutherland Library

In conjunction with Heart Week 2007 - April 29 to May 5 - Sutherland Library is offering free blood pressure testing on Thursday 3 May, between 10am and 4pm.

If you can make it between 12 noon and 1pm there will also be a clinical nurse available to answer any questions you may have.

Each year, coronary heart disease - mainly heart attack - is the underlying cause of the death for almost 25,000 Australian men and women. During Heart Week 2007, the Heart Foundation is urging all Australians to become aware of the warning signs of a life threatening heart attack and of the importance of calling 000 immediately to save lives and prevent serious damage to the heart.

The warning signs of heart attack vary but the symptoms usually last for at least 10 minutes and you may experience more than one of the symptoms such as pain in the chest, spreading pain, discomfort in the upper body. There may also be difficulty breathing, nausea or vomiting, a cold sweat or a feeling of being dizzy or light-headed.

In all situations, when the warning signs of heart attack are experienced, the Heart Foundation
advises calling 000 for an ambulance. The operator will give advice on what to do before the
ambulance arrives. If calling 000 does not work on your mobile phone, try 112.