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 and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute.

I'm a cardiologist and a large component of what I deal with is coronary artery disease. Well, what is that? It's basically a build up of cholesterol or plaque within the arteries that progresses to a degree, that then causes problems for that person.

Well, how does that cholesterol get there?

We think about this quite a lot. You can think about it in terms of raised cholesterol, giving rise to an environment, if you like, for plaque formation. A bit like living by the sea, creates an environment for rust formation in your car. Does cholesterol get into the arteries by leeching from inside the artery into the wall, or does it get delivered by blood vessels that actually supply the wall of the artery?

It's a complicated space, and to be honest, I don't think we fully understand it.

Anyway, I've done a podcast on this very topic, which I think you'll find interesting. Click on the link which is attached to this video and check it out.

For now, though, I'm gonna wish you the best. Please live as well as possible, for as long as possible. Take care and bye for now!


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