Hi, my name's Dr. Warrick Bishop, and I'd like to welcome you to my consulting room. Today I'd like to speak with you a little bit about stents. Stents are the scaffold that go into arteries to open up those arteries. They're deployed by being laid over a balloon. The whole device; the stent and the balloon are passed into that narrowing.
Today I'd like to speak with you with something that comes up in my consultations on a regular basis and that is the patients ask me: Does stress cause heart attacks? It's a pretty reasonable question. The broad answer is they probably do.
oday I'd like to share with you some thoughts around chest pain. It's often the case that I get asked by patients what sort of chest pain should I worry about. This is actually a little bit of a difficult question. And it is worth talking about and thinking about. There are some really obvious things that are worth considering.
Today I'd like to speak a little bit about how we keep you in normal rhythm if you've had atrial fibrillation. Normally we have to make that decision to try and keep a normal rhythm based on a couple of things.
Today I'd like to cover a few cardiovascular risk facts that you may find interesting. Fact #1 is related to alcohol. Everyone's ears prick up when you mention alcohol and cardiovascular risk. Well the question is, does abstinence improve your risk of avoiding a heart attack?