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 episode, the host speaks with Angela Perris, a cardiac nurse and author, about the importance of understanding and interpreting heart disease risk. They discuss the role of calcium scores in assessing plaque build-up in the arteries, the impact of smoking on cardiovascular health, and the differences in risk between men and women. Angela shares personal experiences and emphasizes the importance of early detection and prevention to avoid fatal heart attacks. The episode also highlights the value of CT scans and the significance of comparing images over time to track changes in plaque formation. Overall, the conversation aims to educate listeners about heart disease and provide insights on managing risk factors for a healthier life.


  • Heart disease is common in Australia, with someone suffering a heart attack every 20 minutes. Most cases could have been prevented with proper knowledge.
  • Physical examinations like checking pulse, blood pressure, listening to the heart, and ECGs are routinely used to evaluate heart health.
  • Chest x-rays and echocardiograms are also commonly used to assess the size and function of the heart.
  • Tests are used to evaluate risk factors, symptoms, and heart function.
  • Risk factors can be assessed through blood tests, blood pressure monitors, and cardiac CT scans.
  • Stress tests are used to evaluate symptoms like shortness of breath by monitoring the heart during exertion.
  • Blood tests for proteins like BNP can indicate if shortness of breath is heart-related.
  • MRI scans can provide detailed information about the heart but are time consuming.
  • Heart biopsies are occasionally used as a last resort diagnostic tool.
  • Most cases of coronary artery disease, which kills 1 in 4 people, could be prevented with proper knowledge.

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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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

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