Welcome to Dr Warrick's Podcast Channel. Warrick is a practising cardiologist and author with a passion for improving care by helping patients understand their heart health through education work believes educated patients get the best health care to discover and understand the latest approaches and technology in heart care and how this might apply to you or someone you love.
Hi, my name is Dr. Warrick Bishop, I'm a cardiologist and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute. Few words on COVID from a cardiology perspective, what's important.
Well, because COVID, of course, affects individuals with chronic diseases at a more significant rate and with greater severity than people without pre-existing conditions, then it's so important for us to make sure our cardiological patients are stable on their appropriate medications and well cared for. There's a bit of information to suggest statin therapy may reduce the severity of COVID-19. It's important we think about getting vaccinated to reduce that risk when exposure, which is likely to occur, does occur.
We also know that those vaccines, particularly the Pfizer vaccine may have a very small risk of a trends in short-lived inflammation of the heart. Uncommon, unlikely to be of a significant impact clinically. But it's another thing to be aware of.
I've done a whole podcast on COVID and the heart. This is a dynamic space, so remember things will change. But if you're interested, have a listen. Check it out.
I'm going to wish you the very best. From the Healthy Heart Network, we want you to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. Take care and bye for now.
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