Unveiled the hot spots of heart attack in Australia – and the results show where you live has a huge impact on your chances of dying from cardiac arrest
- The nation's heart attack hot spots have been mapped and show surprising results
- Tasmania has been named the state with the highest rate of people with high cholestryl
- The NSW had fewer areas in the top 20 of death from heart disease than Queensland
- Residents in the government area of the city of Melbourne had the highest blood pressure
Charlie Coë for Daily Mail Australia
Heart attack hot spots in Australia have been unveiled: showing where you live can have a strong impact on your chances of dying from cardiac arrest.
New figures published by the Heart Foundation have mapped levels of high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity across the nation.
Tasmania was named as the state with the highest rate of people with high cholesterol and obesity, the analysis found.
The hot spots of heart attack in Australia have been revealed: showing where you live can have a strong impact on your chances of dying from cardiac arrest (image)
Research in areas of local government with the highest mortality rate for heart disease has found surprising results – with eight regions in Queensland falling in the top 20.
The results came despite New South Wales, which had five areas on that list, with a population almost double that of the Sunshine State.
The most deadly area in Australia in the category was Cloncurry, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin, directly east of Mount Isa, in western Queensland.
Those living in the rich northern suburbs of Sydney, meanwhile, have faced the lowest odds nationwide to succumb to heart disease.
There was a similar story for heart-related hospitalizations throughout Australia, with residents of North Sydney and Hornsby less likely to make the trip to the emergency room.
Residents who lived in the city of Melbourne had the highest level of blood pressure, the figures showed.
Tasmania was named as the state with the highest rate of people with increasing cholestral and obesity, the analysis found (in the photo the number of deaths caused by cardiac arrest by the state in 2017)
John Kelly, CEO of the Heart Foundation, said that access to services was one of the most crucial factors behind each area of Australia.
"This disadvantage includes the access of a person to education, employment, housing, transport, healthy food at affordable prices and social assistance". He said.
In 2017, 21 Australians died every day from a heart attack, with another 22 victims of a deadly stroke.
New figures published by the Heart Foundation have mapped levels of high blood pressure, colestral pressure and obesity across the nation (image)