A fantastic new tool that will no doubt prove useful in Australia's ongoing fight against heart attacks was released on May 1 by Victoria's Heart Foundation.
It's called Victorian Heart Maps, and essentially highlights areas around the state that have a high level of heart-attack activity.
As it stands, the people of Central Goldfields are most at risk, with Towong, Pyrenees, Yarriambiack and Southern Grampians following close behind.
This has been determined through data that was collected over the past five years by the Victorian government.
Some worrying numbers have already emerged, with approximately 36 out of 48 local government areas (both rural and regional) showing higher-than-normal rates of hospitalisation due to heart failure.
Kellie-Ann Jolly of Victoria's Heart Foundation stated that "many Victorians don’t always have access to the kind of care needed to help prevent and treat heart attack".
A private health insurance plan could help you and your family get access to medical care if and when it becomes necessary.
Ms Jolly was adamant that heart disease is a major concern for medical professionals – and, indeed, all Australians – with "more than a dozen men and women from country and metro areas across Victoria" dying from it every single day.