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 brain natriuretic peptide system and its role in reducing strain on the heart.

The peptides released by the heart help to offload the heart and improve its function, reduce blood pressure, dampen down sympathetic tone, and reduce aldosterone production. The natriuretic peptides also reduce inflammation and can have a positive effect on remodeling of the heart. Brain natriuretic peptide levels are used in the acute setting to determine whether shortness of breath is lung or heart-related. The neprolysin system breaks down the natriuretic peptides, but an agent called Secubitril can block neprolysin and elevate the body's level of natriuretic peptides.

Doctor Bishop also discusses LDL, VLDL, and HDL, which are lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol and fats around the body. LDL is tied to plaque and coronary artery health, while HDL is the reverse transport particle. VLDL is the main carrier of triglycerides around the body and is elevated when triglyceride levels are raised.

Doctor Bishop recommends checking the lipid profile simultaneously with looking for insulin resistance to cover a more holistic approach to risk management.

  • Heart disease is a significant issue in Australia, and many heart attacks could be prevented with proper knowledge and action.
  • The brain natriuretic peptide system is a chemical messenger system that helps reduce strain on the heart.
  • Brain natriuretic peptides lead to fluid loss through the kidneys, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress on the heart.
  • Testing brain natriuretic peptide levels can help determine if shortness of breath is related to the lungs or heart.
  • Brain natriuretic peptide measurements can be used to track cardiac failure and valvular abnormality.
  • The neprolysin system breaks down the natriuretic peptide system, but an inhibitor of neprolysin can elevate natriuretic peptides and be beneficial for the heart.
  • LDL, VLDL, and HDL are lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol and fats around the body.
  • LDL is the main particle that contributes to plaque formation and coronary artery disease.
  • HDL is the reverse transport particle that can pick up cholesterol from the periphery and bring it back to the liver.
  • Elevated VLDL levels are associated with metabolic syndrome, which is generally associated with central adiposity and features of inflammation.

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.

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