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.

This episode discusses presentations from the annual Queensland lipid group meeting. Professor Derek Connelly spoke about overcoming inertia in cholesterol lowering. A new drug called Inclisiran was discussed, which reduces LDL cholesterol through the PCSK9 protein system and only requires dosing every 6 months. Karam Kostner presented on lipoprotein(a), an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Professor David Cahun emphasized the importance of measuring the omega-3 index through a blood test. Talks addressed inflammation and how diet and certain drugs may help reduce it. Imaging techniques are blurring the line between primary and secondary prevention by finding plaque in asymptomatic patients. Coronary calcium scoring provided insights into risk assessment. The meeting covered various topics around optimizing cardiovascular health and risk reduction.


  • The podcast discusses a recent Queensland lipid group meeting attended by Dr. Warrick Bishop, covering topics like overcoming inertia in cholesterol lowering.
  • Professor Derek Connelly presented on challenges with statin medication adherence and a new PCSK9 inhibitor called Inclisiran that could be available on Australia's PBS next year.
  • Inclisiran works through the PCSK9 protein system to increase LDL receptor expression in the liver and lower LDL cholesterol levels, with dosing every 6 months after an initial period.
  • Karam Kostner presented on lipoprotein(a), a risk factor for premature coronary artery disease and inflammation. Testing costs $60 currently without a Medicare rebate.
  • Professor David Cahun discussed the importance of measuring omega-3 index levels via a $100 blood test to understand benefits of omega-3 oil consumption better.
  • Talks covered targets for reducing inflammation like C-reactive protein and the inflammasome pathway.
  • Dietary intervention studies on inflammation and weight management were discussed as having the most robust evidence.
  • Imaging techniques like coronary calcium scoring and cardiac CT were presented, showing how they can redefine primary and secondary prevention.
  • The episode recommends the Healthy Heart Network as a resource for understanding heart health risks.
  • A variety of cardiac risk factors, treatments, and preventative strategies are reviewed based on presentations at the lipid group meeting.

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!

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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.

  • 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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