23 Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka
(24h) 03 443 0710

Healthy Heart Checks

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Healthy Heart Checks (or cardiovascular risk assessments, CVRA) are performed by our specialist nurses and are designed to calculate your potential risk of heart disease or stroke. These assessments are free for 35 – 74 year old Maori or Pacific males and 45 – 74 year old Maori or Pacific females. The nurse will take blood tests, measure your height and weight, take your blood pressure and ask about your family history. If your risk is low, you will be notified and recalled in five years. If you have a 10 – 15% risk, you will be invited to have a visit with one of our specialist nurses to learn what small changes you can make that will help lower your risk. If your risk is higher you will be advised to see your doctor.

Dr Nikki Vadgama

Nikki qualified from Royal London School of Medicine in 1999 and came to NZ in 2001. Having worked in various…

Stephanie Still

Stephanie has vast experience in emergency and acute medicine. She is our nurse educator and nursing preceptor. She started with…

Dr Jonathon Wills

Jonathon grew up in Mt Maunganui before moving south to study at Otago University. He graduated in 2007 and has…