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's Dr Warrick Bishop. I'm a cardiologist and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute. This minute is about Stents and Statins.
Stents are a structure that we use that literally hold outer is open. They look a bit like chicken wire. They're all crimped down and they're crooked onto a balloon.They're put in place, and then that balloon is blown up and that chicken wire structure opens up and holds the artery open, re-establishing flow.
Statins are drugs that have been with us for three to four decades and we use them to lower cholesterol. They work very well, and they really are the foundation to management of coronary artery disease.
I discuss Stents and Statins in even more detail with Angela Hartley, who's an Australian nurse based in the UK with a real interest in heart health. That's in a podcast that's attached to this video, and I invite you to have a listen to that if you'd like more information.
For now, I'm gonna wish you the best. Live as well as possible, for as long as possible. Take care and bye for now!
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