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, a cardiologist, discusses the importance of blood pressure and its impact on overall health.
Blood pressure is the measured pressure within the vascular system with each beat of the heart and each relaxation of the heart. It is critical to keep blood pressure low to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, cardiac failure, renal impairment, and even dementia.
Blood pressure is a range, and for any individual, there is a low as possible, and once they get below that, they get symptoms of low blood pressure. It is essential to get blood pressure checked regularly and talk to a GP about wearing a monitor for 24 hours to get clear information.
Lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise can help reduce blood pressure, and there are also medications available. A 5mmHg reduction in blood pressure can give a 10% reduction in major cardiovascular events.
Finally, Dr. Bishop recommends visiting the website www.virtualheartcheck.com.au to evaluate the risk of coronary artery disease.
- Heart disease is a major problem in Australia, with someone suffering a heart attack every 20 minutes.
- Blood pressure is the measured pressure within the vascular system with each beat of the heart and each relaxation of the heart.
- Blood pressure is important because it represents the wear and tear on our entire vasculature, and high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, cardiac failure, renal impairment, and even dementia.
- Low blood pressure is generally better than high blood pressure, but there is no one-size-fits-all number for what is considered low blood pressure.
- Blood pressure can fluctuate throughout the day, and it's important to get it checked regularly and wear a monitor for 24 hours if there are any concerns.
- Smartwatches and other wearable devices are not currently reliable for measuring blood pressure, but there may be medical-grade devices in the future.
- Panic attacks and stress can put a strain on the heart and increase blood pressure, so it's important to manage stress properly.
- Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and exercising, can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.
- Dropping one kilogram of body weight can drop systolic blood pressure by one millimeter of mercury.
- Coronary artery disease kills one in four people, and evaluating the risk and taking preventative measures is crucial for maintaining heart 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!
In this episode, Doctor Bishop discussed the importance of blood pressure and how it affects our overall health. He explained that blood pressure is the measured pressure within the vascular system with each beat of the heart and each relaxation of the heart. He also discussed the importance of getting your blood pressure checked and how lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise can help reduce blood pressure. He also mentioned the importance of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring and the availability of a Medicare rebate for this testing. Finally, he highlighted the fact that even a 5% reduction in blood pressure can lead to a 10% reduction in major cardiovascular events. This podcast is a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about blood pressure and how to manage it.
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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.
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- Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.
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