Heart health

Do you know your numbers? Ask us for your Blood Pressure Check.

70% of people with high blood pressure are unaware.

An ABS Health Survey found that more than 4.6 million Australians have high blood pressure, that's 1 in 5 adults. Of these, 3.14 million adults have unmanaged blood pressure, with a third of those also with high cholesterol.

"There are no obvious symptoms - having a heart attack can be the first sign. Most alarmingly 9 out of 10 people diagnosed with high cholesterol and 7 out of 10 people diagnosed with high blood pressure didn't know they had it." Dr Robert Grenfell, National Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation.

The need for blood pressure and heart health support has never been clearer.

Heart disease is a serious problem - it's the leading cause of death in Australia, with high blood pressure and high cholesterol as the two major risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

Getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly by a health professional is critical.

At Pharmacy 777, we aim to increase positive health outcomes for the community. As part of our professional healthcare service we are encouraging everyone to visit their local Pharmacy 777 Pharmacist for a blood pressure check.

If you're looking for ongoing heart health support, we also invite you talk to our Pharmacists about out HeartWise program which offers:

  • Free weekly or monthly blood pressure monitoring
  • Assessment of your cardiovascular health
  • Prescription management & reminder services
  • Pharmacist support and lifestyle advice on nutrition and activity for optimal heart health

Would you recognise a heart attack?

Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and reduce your risk of having one.

Heart attacks are more common than you may realise. The warning signs vary from person to person and can be different if you've experienced one before.

Click here to download or order a Heart Attack Action Plan & Fact Sheet  - available in 12 languages

Remember, it's OK to call 000.

Knowing the warning signs of heart attack and acting quickly by calling Triple Zero (000)* can reduce damage to your heart and increase your chance of survival.

It could save your life, or the life of someone you love.

If you experience the warning signs of heart attack for 10 minutes, or if they are severe or get progressively worse, call Triple Zero (000)* immediately and ask for an ambulance.

*If calling Triple Zero doesn’t work on your phone, try 112.