Doctor Warrick Bishop explains why everyone with high cholesterol should NOT be taking statins, who should be taking aspirin, and why Atrial Fibrillation is a growing problem.
Did you know that atrial fibrillation (AF) kills three times as many people as car accidents each year in the western world? The cost per person is greater than that for cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis, and is twice that of obesity. Yet many people don't even know they have it!
Energy drinks are incredibly common. We see them advertised and we see them everywhere. We see not only sportspeople but young adults and teenagers consuming these beverages regularly. So, questions need to be answered:
MY heart attack risk is much higher than the likelihood I will be hit by a bus. As I join cardiologist Dr Warrick Bishop at Daci & Daci Bakers in New Town, it’s a comforting thought. From our elegant window seats, it’s quite the 3D movie experience as traffic comes straight at us from the top of Augusta Rd before swinging hard right, city-bound, on to Elizabeth St.
The Australian Heart Foundation’s Serial Killer Campaign is an initiative to try and raise awareness of one of the most significant medical issues confronting the population.
Cholesterol, there’s lots of talk about it, is it “good or bad”, should we be “treated for it”, but what is it?