Would you recognise a heart attack? Although chest pain or discomfort are common symptoms of a heart attack, some people will not experience chest pain at all, while others will experience only mild chest pain or discomfort. Others may experience 1 symptom, while some experience a combination.
High blood pressure remains the leading risk factor for heart disease and when uncontrolled can lead to a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease.
Close to 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over have high blood pressure (>140/90 mmHg). Of these, close to 4 million people (68%) have uncontrolled or unmanaged high blood pressure.