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

EP332: The Importance of Exercise With Dr Jason Kaplan

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 podcast discusses the importance of exercise for heart health with cardiologist Dr. Jason Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan recommends at least 150-300 minutes per week of moderate exercise like walking or 75-115 minutes of vigorous interval training. He stresses finding enjoyable activities and gives advice for starting an exercise program. Weight training is also beneficial but aerobic exercise is most important for reducing blood pressure and improving heart function. Regular exercise leads to positive changes in muscles, metabolism, blood vessels, and an enlarged but stronger and more efficient heart. 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

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

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

EP317: Interview With Jason Curtis - Strength and Conditioning Coach (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. This episode discusses health and fitness, featuring an interview with strength coach Jason Curtis. Curtis discusses his background in the military and passion for physical training. He now owns a gym and has authored over 20 books. Curtis finds that many people become more focused on healthspan than lifespan as they age. He sees more motivation from paying gym members than forced military trainees. While exercise is important, Curtis believes nutrition requires a different skillset and refers clients to specialists. The episode concludes by discussing Curtis' process for writing books and passion for publishing physical copies. Read more

EP314: Navigating Heart Disease - Treatment Options and Beyond

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 options for treating heart disease from lifestyle changes to medications, procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes like diet, exercise, reducing stress and alcohol are emphasized. Medications are commonly used to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and prevent blood clots. Procedures include tests, ablation for abnormal heart rhythms, and angiograms. Surgery options covered coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic wrap procedures. The future may bring genetic and stem cell therapies. The podcast encourages listeners to prioritize heart health through joining the Healthy Heart Network. In summary, from lifestyle to cutting-edge therapies, a range of approaches were presented for navigating heart conditions. Read more

EP261: Walking and Weights

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. 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 of this is…  Every one of those cases could have been prevented. Read more

EP257: Obesity—Is it in Our Bones?

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. 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 of this is…  Every one of those cases could have been prevented. Read more