Heart Attacks are Preventable!

Welcome to my podcast, I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist, a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast I would be honoured with a 5-star review and let your friends and family know, you may even save the life of someone you love!

Episodes

EP327: Statins, Co Enz, Q10, Sams and Metformin

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Dr. Warrick Bishop discusses various topics related to heart health in this episode. He talks about coenzyme Q10 and how exercise can help increase levels of it, even for those taking statins which are known to lower Q10. He also discusses the drug metformin, how it is commonly used for diabetes but is being studied for other potential benefits like reducing cancer and Alzheimer's risk, though these benefits seem mostly applicable for those who are overweight or prediabetic. The podcast aims to educate listeners about lifestyle factors like weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure that can impact heart health. Dr. Bishop encourages listeners to join his Healthy Heart Network for support and information on improving heart health and reducing heart attack risk. Read more

EP326: Conference Time

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. This episode discusses a recent cardiology conference attended by Dr. Warrick Bishop. Several interesting talks were presented, including ones on polygenic risk scores, links between cholesterol and amyloid, and new RNA therapies for lowering lipids. Dr. Bishop found talks on improving care for rural communities and a condition called CHIP (clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential) particularly fascinating. The conference provided valuable insights and opportunities for networking with colleagues. Overall, Dr. Bishop felt it was well worth attending to learn the latest advances and perspectives in cardiology. Read more

EP325: Gladiator and Trainer to the Stars: Lourene Bevaart (Part 2)

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. This episode features a discussion between Dr. Bishop and Lourene Bevaart about health and wellness. Lourene discusses how she helps people improve their health through lifestyle changes like diet, exercise, and supplements. She talks about redox signaling molecules and how replenishing these can help cells repair and combat aging. An interesting point she makes is that our levels of these molecules decrease by 10% each decade, which helps explain aging. Lourene finds the supplements especially helpful for issues like brain fog, fatigue, and digestive problems reported by many of her clients. Read more

EP324: Gladiator and Trainer to the Stars - Lourene Bevaart (Part 1)

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Doctor Warrick Bishop interviews Lourene Bevaart, a former world champion karate athlete and one of the original Australian Gladiators. Lourene shares how she achieved her childhood dreams of becoming a phys ed teacher, world champion, and mother. She describes her experience competing on the first season of Gladiators and being selected to join the show. Lourene went on to become a personal trainer, working with famous clients like Russell Crowe and Shane Warne. Her passion now is helping others improve their heart health and live active, healthy lives for longer. Read more

EP323: Interview With Dr Kaplan Part 2: A Day in the Life of a Cardiologist

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Dr. Warrick Bishop and Dr. Jason Kaplan discuss their daily routines to maintain cardiovascular health and longevity. They both wake up early, do meditation or yoga, exercise regularly, and follow a mostly plant-based diet for meals. Dr. Kaplan also practices intermittent fasting a few mornings a week. They emphasize the importance of sleep, relationships, and stress management. An interesting point made is that even small, consistent lifestyle changes can have significant long-term health benefits when done cumulatively over years. Read more

EP322: Interview With Dr Kaplan Part 1: Cardiologist Talking Diet.mp3

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. The episode features a discussion between doctors Warrick Bishop and Jason Kaplan about lifestyle choices to prevent heart disease. Dr. Kaplan shares that he follows a mostly plant-based diet and engages in regular exercise like swimming and yoga. He noticed improvements in his cholesterol and biomarkers after changing his diet. The doctors discuss research showing that a low-fat plant-based diet can potentially reverse coronary artery disease. They emphasize educating patients so they have the tools to make heart-healthy lifestyle changes. An interesting point discussed is research by Dean Ornish in the 1990s that used angiography to show regression of plaque in patients following a plant-based diet, providing evidence that diet can potentially reverse heart disease progression. Read more

EP321: Aortic Aneurysms, Anxiety and Exercise

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. The episode discusses ascending aortic aneurysms and their potential "silver lining" of lower rates of coronary artery disease. The host Doctor Warrick Bishop shares his experience with an ascending aortic aneurysm repaired through a Pairs procedure. While noting the importance of repairing aneurysms due to the high risk of rupture, he questions the clinical relevance of potentially lower coronary risks. The podcast also discusses a study finding that just 10 minutes of daily physical activity may help reduce anxiety. In summary, while ascending aortic aneurysms pose serious health risks, even minimal daily exercise may benefit mental wellbeing. Read more

EP320: Blindsided (Almost)

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. The episode discusses Doctor Warrick Bishop's experience with eye issues over several years. After noticing vision problems, he discovered small retinal tears that required laser treatment. Regular checkups then revealed elevated eye pressure, though no glaucoma damage yet. He now must use eye drops indefinitely to control his pressure. Doctor Bishop emphasizes the importance of maintenance and regular health screenings to catch issues early when they can be managed. Read more

EP319: Buffing Up Your Immune System

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. The episode discusses ways to boost immunity including eating whole foods, exercising regularly, managing stress, getting sufficient sleep, and potentially taking supplements like vitamin D, vitamin A, and zinc. It emphasizes that lifestyle habits are most important for a strong immune system and reducing inflammation. Doctor Bishop also notes the link between periodontal disease and heart health as highlighted by a patient's experience. The episode provides evidence-based tips for maintaining immune function through daily practices like nutrition, movement, stress management and rest. It encourages developing these behaviors long-term for ongoing health benefits. Read more

EP318: Interview With Jason Curtis - Strength and Conditioning Coach (Part 2)

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. This episode discusses approaches to strength training and fitness for older adults. It recommends twice-weekly full-body strength sessions focusing on compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, and presses. Intensity should start low and progressively increase to build strength and injury resistance. Additionally, sessions should end with high-intensity interval training to develop cardiovascular fitness. The discussion delves into how different rep ranges trigger distinct muscle responses for strength, hypertrophy, or endurance. Supplemental techniques like blood flow restriction may help with rehabilitation by enhancing muscle pump. Overall, the podcast provides a science-based yet practical blueprint for improving fitness through resistance and metabolic training. Read more