Doctor Warrick Bishop joined Amar Grewal and brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this discussion.
He discusses the importance of being proactive about heart health and getting checked while still well. Many people's first sign of heart disease is a heart attack.
Regular blood pressure checks are important from age 30 to 40. Exercise and diet are good but not enough; artery scans are needed to determine true risk.
Blocked arteries are best treated by lowering cholesterol and using medication. Communication with patients should be reassuring and avoid causing undue stress.
Complex cases are discussed with other cardiologists to find the best solution for patients. A virtual heart check can help identify issues early for those at intermediate or low risk.