Everything you need to know about heart disease (and how to fight it)

It's said that over 200 people die of heart disease every day in South Africa. Heart disease is often referred to as a silent killer.

Medi-Clinic hospitals will be offering free screening tests to the public for the month of September as the world marks Heart and Stroke Awareness Month.

CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson held a special broadcast from the Medi-Clinic corporate office in Stellenbosch to learn more about heart health and their annual campaign.

Medi-Clinic’s marketing operations manager, Melinda Pelser, says regular blood pressure and cholesterol screening are vital to keeping your health in check.

Get your free blood pressure and cholesterol checked at their select hospitals. Visit the Medi-Clinic website to learn more.

Pelser discusses the role of exercise, a balanced diet, quality sleep and a healthy lifestyle overall.

Heart disease is still one of the biggest killer diseases in the country.

Melinda Pelser, Marketing Operations Manager at Medi-Clinic

By creating this awareness, we hope that people will start owning their heart health and get the help they need early.

Melinda Pelser, Marketing Operations Manager at Medi-Clinic

Meanwhile, Health and Wellness expert Dr Darren Green shares his advice on healthy habits and the warning signs of heart disease.

People don't understand the multi-factorial role that lifestyle plays in heart disease.

Dr Darren Green, Health and Wellness expert

Listen to Dr Darren Green share his expert advice:

Listen to Medi-Clinic’s marketing operations manager:

Listen to an expert explain if aspirin can really reduce chances of a heart attack:


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