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.

The podcast discusses two case studies of patients with high cholesterol and heart disease risk. The first patient, Sue, had high cholesterol and blood pressure that were successfully managed through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. The second patient, Phil, had a strong family history of heart disease and had adopted a ketogenic diet that raised his cholesterol levels. After trying multiple cardiologists, Phil was advised to get a CT scan to evaluate the type of plaque buildup in his arteries before deciding on the best treatment approach. The podcast emphasizes the importance of personalized care, as different patients may respond differently to cholesterol-lowering medications. It also highlights the value of advanced testing like CT scans to get a more complete picture of cardiovascular health.


  • Cholesterol management requires a personalized approach, as different individuals may respond differently to the same treatments.
  • Monitoring blood pressure is crucial for long-term heart health, as it impacts risks of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other conditions.
  • Combining lower doses of two blood pressure medications can be more effective and have fewer side effects than using a single high-dose medication.
  • Statin medications can have varying effects on different patients, and trying alternative statins or intermittent dosing may be necessary to find the right fit.
  • Ezetimibe can have a synergistic effect when used with statins to lower LDL cholesterol.
  • Calcium scoring and CT coronary angiography can provide valuable insights into a patient's plaque buildup and cardiovascular risk.
  • Patients following a ketogenic diet may experience elevated cholesterol levels, which requires careful monitoring and management.
  • Checking for carotid artery plaque is important to ensure stroke risk is not being overlooked.
  • Women are affected by heart disease as much as men, and it is a leading cause of death among women.
  • Proactive health management and a willingness to try different approaches are key to achieving the best outcomes for patients.

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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