The two words, 'heart failure', send a spark of fear through the healthiest of people. What most people hear are the words 'heart attack' and, even in today's world of medical marvels, they spell F-E-A-R. Yet, those are two very different conditions.
Heart failure, or cardiac failure, is a weighty condition in today's society, affecting approximately 480,000 people in Australia and more than 25 million world-wide. The Cinderella of cardiovascular disease; it is much less known than heart attack or stroke, yet heart failure (HF) is a serious condition with a worse outcome than most cancers. And it affects more women than men.
Are you on a cholesterol lowering tablet? Are you happy you're on a cholesterol lowering tablet. Do you know exactly why you're on that tablet? Do you know what goal or objective, what levels you're aiming for with that tablet?
I'm interested in trying to reduce cardiovascular events, or heart attack, for individuals. I've got a question for you today, though. What I'd like to know is whether you're engaged in looking after your own health and do you know what your up-to-date sugar levels are?
An ageing population and our western lifestyle are ensuring that the prevalence of a common medical condition, atrial fibrillation (AF), is increasing at such a rate that it is predicted to be the next cardiac epidemic.
Hi, my name's Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I'm the author of Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack. Well, I've written this book to try and inform people about the information required to reduce their risk of a heart problem. So I'm going to ask you a quick question today. Do you know what your blood pressure is? Do you understand what blood pressure is? When did you last have your blood pressure checked? Why is your blood pressure important?
Hi, my name's Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I'm the author of Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack. I wrote this book because I really want to inform individuals of what questions they can ask their doctor to get the very best care that they need. This book is a little bit about the technology that is ahead of current guidelines that may be ahead of where your doctor currently has done the reading. I'm not sure about that, but that's the space that this book was aimed at filling.
Hi, my name's Dr. Warrick Bishop, and you might know of me as the author of Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack. But tonight, I'm coming at you with a different question tonight. I'm really interested to know what you think about the new My Health Card here in Australia.
Hi, my name is Dr. Warrick Bishop. And you might be aware I'm the author of Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack. My hope is to try and stop people dying from cardiovascular events, but we can't prevent people still needing some therapies.