Dr Warrick Bishop, a widely renowned practicing cardiologist, on a mission to help patients reduce their risk of having a heart attack.
He’s spoken on TEDx stages and sat on countless interviews, including 60 Minutes and ABC Radio, delivering eye-opening insights that have enabled patients to have meaningful conversations about their heart health with their doctors and valuable information on life-changing technological advancements that could impact patients’ health.
Dr Warrick graduated from the University of Tasmania, School of Medicine, in 1988. He completed his advanced training in cardiology in Hobart, Tasmania, becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. A number of years ago, a patient Dr. Warrick treated wasn’t informed about heart attack prevention.
A number of years ago something incredible, an amazing coincidence, happened to that started me on a mission to prevent heart attacks rather than try to cure them. A few years ago, I was driving to work one day when one moment in time changed my entire way of dealing with heart disease.
A man had a heart attack and collapsed during a fun run. After my efforts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful, I realized he was a patient of mine. A couple of years earlier I had conducted the usual tests and reassured this man he was in good health and showed no signs of having a heart attack. It was obvious to me then; the current methods were outdated and not as accurate as we need them to be. The experience started me on a journey to inform and help the world prevent heart attacks by using both advocacy and the latest in emerging technologies. This is the key for earlier detection and assessment of those at risk of a heart attack. My mission is for people to live as well as possible for as long as possible by preventing heart attack.