Patients aged 40-74 at GP practices in Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd are being invited to a free Health Check.
Gerald Williams believed that he was pretty fit and was living a fairly active lifestyle. But the former HGV driver was shocked when a Health Check at his GP surgery discovered he was at serious risk of a stroke.
Lorry driver Alan Easton responded to a letter to go into his GP surgery in Merthyr Tydfil for a health check. What he discovered was life-changing.
At least 40 premature deaths could be prevented if the loss of life from cardiovascular disease in the Cwm Taf University Health Board area were reduced to the Welsh average.