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 Anna Winter

Anna graduated from University of Otago Medical School in 1997 and started working in Wanaka in 2016. Prior to this…

Chris Colbourne

Chris is interested in all aspects of practice nursing. She has experience in emergency care (she is a trained paramedic)…

Dr Jonathon Wills

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