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 heart disease and how to improve heart health.

He emphasizes the importance of understanding blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol for better health. Doctor Bishop then talks about the impact of salt on the heart, stating that high salt intake can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. He recommends limiting salt intake to 3 grams or less per day and suggests using potassium-based salt substitutes to lower salt intake.

Doctor Bishop also discusses antibiotic prophylaxis, which is the use of antibiotics to reduce the risk of bacterial infection in the heart. He explains that antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary for individuals with prosthetic cardiac valves, repair material in their heart, or a history of subacute bacterial endocarditis. Dental hygiene is also important in reducing the risk of bacterial endocarditis.

Finally, Doctor Bishop encourages individuals to evaluate their risk of coronary artery disease and visit the website www.virtualheartcheck.com.au for more information.

  • Heart disease is a significant problem in Australia, with someone suffering a heart attack every 20 minutes.
  • Raised salt intake can increase blood pressure, which is a significant risk factor for stroke and heart attack.
  • The Heart Foundation of Australia and the American Heart Foundation recommend limiting salt intake to approximately 3 grams or less per day.
  • Salt substitution, using potassium-based salts instead of sodium-based salts, can be a cost-effective way to lower salt intake and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended for individuals with prosthetic cardiac valves, repair material within their heart, subacute bacterial endocarditis, congenital heart disease, and rheumatic heart fever.
  • Dental hygiene is essential in reducing the risk of bacterial endocarditis, and dental procedures can increase the likelihood of bacteria entering the bloodstream.
  • High-risk dental procedures, such as dental extraction and significant periodontal work, require a high-risk antibiotic regime.
  • Low-risk dental procedures, such as a dental oral exam or a local injection, are considered lower risk and may require a lower dose of antibiotics.
  • Clindamycin and amoxicillin are commonly used antibiotics for prophylaxis.
  • The website www.virtualheartcheck.com.au provides information on evaluating the risk of coronary artery disease.

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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