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 interviews Peter Tessa, a cardiothoracic surgeon, about patient journeys and how people travel differently through that path depending on such things as whether it's an elective case, an emergency case, their pre-morbid personality.

Surgery is pretty confronting for people and surgery as well is accepted by people very differently depending upon age because there's an age where you anticipate having to having serious illness and there's an age where you don't anticipate yet and so it's quite threatening. There's a mindset where the person goes through to actually show that.

The differentiation between them, that you're actually taking them all of them, doesn't matter how they present, you're taking them on the journey that they want to participate and join a team and the coach of that team happens to be the cardiac surgeon and different personalities and different ethnic groups address that differently where you almost have to reel them in.

The families then become a support structure to that team to maintain that going forward when they see all of this happening. The language we use actually dictates outcome as well, because the long-term outcome, and the long-term outcome is the outcome of the disease.

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  • The podcast is about helping people understand blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol for better health.
  • The speaker interviews a cardiothoracic surgeon named Peter Tessa.
  • Patient journeys can differ depending on whether it's an elective or emergency case, pre-morbid personality, and age.
  • Surgery is accepted differently depending on age and the severity of the illness.
  • Patients who are asymptomatic but need an operation may need more convincing to join the team.
  • Different personalities and ethnic groups address surgery differently, and doctors need to adjust their approach accordingly.
  • Emergency cases can be incredibly stressful for patients and their families, and doctors need to engage with them differently.
  • Coaching patients through the surgery process is critical, and doctors need to establish trust and confidence with their patients.
  • The language used by doctors can dictate outcomes, and positive language can help patients feel more positive about their recovery.
  • The family can be a support structure for patients during and after their hospital stay, and they can help patients continue to improve their health.

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!

This episode is about helping people understand the risks and potential adverse outcomes of surgery, and how to cope with the mental and physical challenges of the process. Peter Tesar shares his experience of helping patients through the process, emphasizing the importance of having a positive attitude and a supportive family. He emphasizes the need to make patients feel part of the team and to help them understand that they can take control of their own health. He also encourages them to grab life and to enjoy it, even after a major surgery. This episode is a great resource for anyone looking to understand the process of surgery and how to cope with it.

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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  • 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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