REDFEB aims to raise awareness for the impact heart disease has on Australian’s and the community, as well as raising funds for life-saving research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
For REDFEB 2021 the awareness focus was of the 2 key mistakes people often make when it comes to a heart attack:
- Assuming the signs and symptoms are the same for everyone;
- Dismissing symptoms thinking they’ll go away and delaying seeking medical treatment.
We promoted our Heart Smart Pocket Guide containing all the signs and symptoms of a heart attack as well as an action plan in case the situation arises. If you haven’t ordered one yet, you can do so here.
Whether you survive a heart attack can depend on what you and your doctors do about it during the first few hours. The longer the delay in treatment the more potential damage that can be done to the heart muscle.
To read more about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack click here.
Heart Research Australia is so grateful to all the media outlets who helped us share this important message of heart attack awareness to the community this REDFEB. We have shared a few features below.
The Morning Show – Channel 7
Dr Andris Ellims from Victoria Heart Cardiology Practice in Melbourne talks heart health with the House of Wellness for REDFEB
To read a personal Heart Attack experience as featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, click here.
To read the powerful story of some of our REDFEB fundraisers click here.
To see their news feature click here.
To see our heart disease awareness segment on Studio 10 click here.
To hear Dr Rebecca Kozor talk signs and symptoms of a heart attack with Chris Smith at 2GB click here.
Your Life Choices – click here to read
For some of the latest research we are funding:
Channel 10 News – Long-term cardiac implications in pre-term babies
Australian Women’s Weekly – Peri-Partum Cardiomyopathy awareness