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

EP337: High Fructose Corn Syrup and Red Wine Headache

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 two main topics related to health and nutrition. The first is the potential link between high fructose corn syrup in sugary beverages and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease. The speaker notes that more research is needed, but the connection seems plausible given how high fructose corn syrup is an inexpensive sweetener used in many drinks. The second topic is the tendency for red wine drinkers to experience more severe hangovers compared to other alcohols. Dr. Bishop explains this may be due to a compound in red wine that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetaldehyde, the substance responsible for hangover symptoms. Dr. Bishop encourages listeners to be aware of these potential health impacts and to share the podcast with others, as it may help save lives. Read more

EP336: Time-Restricted Eating & Liproprotein A

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 health hacks to maintain cardiovascular health, including time-restricted eating and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). A study called the PLUS ONE study found that the combination of time-restricted eating and HIIT led to the greatest weight loss, improved body composition, and reduced LDL cholesterol and blood pressure compared to either intervention alone. Dr. Bishop also discusses the importance of understanding the association versus causation when it comes to elevated lipoprotein(a) levels, and how imaging can provide valuable insights before further testing. He encourages listeners to adopt healthy habits and share the podcast, as it may help save lives. Read more

EP335: Death & Dying 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 podcast episode features a discussion between Dr. Warrick Bishop, a cardiologist, and James Buckley, an expert on the mind-body connection. They explore the stages of the grieving process, including denial, anger, depression, and acceptance. James explains how each stage impacts the body's physiology and nervous system. He recommends techniques like breathwork, walking in nature, cold exposure, and stretching to help move through the grieving process. The discussion emphasizes the importance of understanding the physical and psychological aspects of grief to support oneself and others experiencing loss. Read more

EP334: Death & Dying 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 podcast episode features a discussion between Dr. Warrick Bishop, a cardiologist, and James Buckley, a personal guide and spiritual teacher, about the topic of death and dying. They share personal experiences with the loss of loved ones, including Dr. Bishop's mother and friend, as well as James' great aunt. The conversation explores the different stages of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. They emphasize the importance of being prepared to deal with death and the grieving process, and how acceptance is a skill that can be developed. The podcast aims to provide listeners with insights and perspectives on this difficult but inevitable part of life. Read more

EP333: Two Case Studies For Your Interest

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 two case studies of patients with high cholesterol and heart disease risk. The first patient, Sue, had high cholesterol and blood pressure that were successfully managed through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. The second patient, Phil, had a strong family history of heart disease and had adopted a ketogenic diet that raised his cholesterol levels. After trying multiple cardiologists, Phil was advised to get a CT scan to evaluate the type of plaque buildup in his arteries before deciding on the best treatment approach. The podcast emphasizes the importance of personalized care, as different patients may respond differently to cholesterol-lowering medications. It also highlights the value of advanced testing like CT scans to get a more complete picture of cardiovascular health. Read more

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

EP331: Who Is At Risk of Thin 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. Dr. Orick Bishop discusses bone health and osteoporosis risks in this podcast. He outlines who should be considered for bone mineral density scans according to Australian guidelines, including those over age 70 and younger individuals with risk factors like family history, smoking, alcohol use, or low body weight. Certain medical conditions and medications can also increase osteoporosis risk, such as corticosteroids, thyroid issues, antidepressants, and proton pump inhibitors. Dr. Bishop provides this information to help educate listeners and patients of his Osteo Strong business, while noting he is a cardiologist first and wants people to discuss their bone health with their doctor. He hopes listeners live as well as possible for as long as possible. Read more

EP330: Safe Lower Limits For Cholesterol Treatment

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 lowering LDL cholesterol levels and whether it is safe to lower them very low. He explains that babies are born with very low cholesterol, and people with genetic mutations also have low cholesterol without negative effects. Studies show that lowering LDL to very low levels, even under 0.2 mmol/L, significantly reduces heart disease risk without increasing other health issues. Tests found no cognitive impacts of lowering LDL cholesterol levels using PCSK9 inhibitors. While statins may slightly increase diabetes risk, other cholesterollowering drugs do not appear to have this effect when lowering cholesterol alone. Read more

EP329: Bloods For Bone Health

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 discusses various blood tests that can be done if someone has concerns about their bone health such as osteopenia or osteoporosis. He recommends checking kidney and liver function, as well as calcium, phosphate, magnesium and vitamin D levels. Hormone levels should also be analyzed, including testosterone, estrogen, thyroid and adrenal functions. Additional tests may provide information about bone markers, prostate health, inflammation and growth. Regular screening through blood work in combination with lifestyle changes can help detect bone issues early and slow or prevent further bone loss. Read more

EP328: Discussing Statin Intolerance

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 statin intolerance and the nocebo effect in his podcast. He describes a study that found 78% of patients believed to be statin intolerant were actually able to tolerate the medications. Another study found 72% of self-reported statin intolerant patients could take statins without issues when blinded to the therapy. A trial called Samsung found that 90% of reported muscle symptoms were from the nocebo effect rather than the statins themselves. Dr. Bishop concludes that lowering statin dosage frequency or adding other drugs can help many more patients achieve health benefits from cholesterol lowering therapies. Read more