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.
In this podcast, Doctor Warrick Bishop discusses the importance of monitoring and managing blood pressure.
He explains that blood pressure is the foundation of wear and tear on the vasculature and heart, and is directly linked to heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, cardiac failure, and renal failure. Current guidelines aim for a systolic blood pressure of less than 130, but Doctor Bishop believes it should be even lower, between 110 to 120.
He cites the SPRINT trial, which demonstrated that lowering blood pressure intensively to under 120 mmHg resulted in a significant reduction in composite cardiac pressure, vascular and all-cause mortality. Doctor Bishop recommends 24-hour blood pressure monitoring and echocardiograms to get precise information about blood pressure and heart health. He also mentions a study that found using potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride as a salt substitute can reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke, major adverse cardiac events, and all-cause mortality.
Doctor Bishop encourages people to talk to their GP about their blood pressure and to lose weight if they are carrying extra weight, as 1kg of weight loss leads to a 1mm reduction in blood pressure. He emphasizes that blood pressure is a silent killer, but there is much that can be done to control it.
- Blood pressure is the foundation of wear and tear on the vasculature and heart.
- Blood pressure is directly linked to heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, cardiac failure, and renal failure.
- The guidelines for blood pressure have changed, and the new goal is less than 130.
- Lowering blood pressure has a significant impact on outcomes, and a 5mm reduction can lead to a 10% reduction in major adverse coronary events.
- The SPRINT trial demonstrated that lowering blood pressure intensively to under 120 mmHg can lead to a significant reduction in composite cardiac pressure, vascular, and all-cause mortality.
- Blood pressure is also linked to dementia and chronic kidney disease.
- 24-hour blood pressure monitoring is recommended to get the most precise information about blood pressure.
- Salt substitutes, such as potassium chloride, can lead to a significant reduction in blood pressure and a decrease in stroke incidence, major adverse cardiac events, and all-cause mortality.
- Weight loss can lead to a reduction in blood pressure and a decrease in the risk of future problems related to heart, stroke, renal disease, and dementia.
- It is important to have conversations with people about looking after their blood pressure and to get good data by talking to a GP.
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
Join the Healthy Heart Network and become part of our growing community!
Do You Want to Improve Your Heart’s Health and Reduce Your Risk of Suffering a Heart Attack? Join The Healthy Heart Network For Only $5 Lifetime Access (Valued at over $55)!
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
Visit https://healthyheartnetwork.com/ and click on the JOIN THE FAMILY BUTTON