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 is a preventative cardiologist who aims to help people avoid heart problems before they occur. He believes that proactive measures like lifestyle changes, monitoring cholesterol and blood pressure, and imaging the coronary arteries can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and other heart issues, even as people age. Dr. Bishop emphasizes that associations like diet and exercise are not the same as direct causes of heart disease, and that imaging tests like a coronary calcium scan are crucial for identifying underlying plaque buildup. He has written several books and created an online Healthy Heart Network to educate people on preventative heart health strategies. Overall, Dr. Bishop advocates for a proactive, personalized approach to heart care focused on prevention rather than just treatment.


  • Dr. Warrick Bishop is a "preventative cardiologist" who focuses on preventing heart problems before they occur, rather than just treating them after the fact.
  • As people age, the heart muscle can gradually wear out, leading to conditions like atrial fibrillation. However, lifestyle factors like high blood pressure, obesity, and excessive alcohol can accelerate this process.
  • An ECG provides information about the electrical activity of the heart, but imaging tests like echocardiograms and coronary artery calcium scans are crucial for evaluating the actual structure and health of the heart and arteries.
  • Dr. Bishop recommends a Mediterranean-style diet focused on vegetables, healthy proteins, and healthy fats as the ideal diet for heart health. Reducing carbohydrates is key for managing weight.
  • Exercise alone is not enough to manage weight - diet is the primary factor. Cutting carbs is the first step for weight loss.
  • There is an important distinction between associations (like diet and exercise) and direct causation when it comes to heart disease risk factors. Associations increase risk but don't guarantee an event.
  • For older adults, the key is a willingness to make lifestyle changes, education on healthy habits, accountability, and ongoing coaching and support.
  • Depression and social isolation are major risk factors that must be addressed alongside physical heart health.
  • There can be philosophical differences between preventative cardiologists like Dr. Bishop and interventional cardiologists who focus more on procedures and treatments.
  • Dr. Bishop has created the Healthy Heart Network to educate the public on preventative heart health through books, podcasts, videos, and other resources.

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… 

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 by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

Do the free heart check today at www.virtualheartcheck.com.au

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The Healthy Heart Network is designed to help members:

  • understand the present state of their heart’s health
  • recognise their current level of risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Learn the positive steps they can take to improve their situation

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