Episodes

EP323: Interview With Dr Kaplan Part 2: A Day in the Life of a Cardiologist

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Dr. Warrick Bishop and Dr. Jason Kaplan discuss their daily routines to maintain cardiovascular health and longevity. They both wake up early, do meditation or yoga, exercise regularly, and follow a mostly plant-based diet for meals. Dr. Kaplan also practices intermittent fasting a few mornings a week. They emphasize the importance of sleep, relationships, and stress management. An interesting point made is that even small, consistent lifestyle changes can have significant long-term health benefits when done cumulatively over years. Read more

EP322: Interview With Dr Kaplan Part 1: Cardiologist Talking Diet.mp3

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. The episode features a discussion between doctors Warrick Bishop and Jason Kaplan about lifestyle choices to prevent heart disease. Dr. Kaplan shares that he follows a mostly plant-based diet and engages in regular exercise like swimming and yoga. He noticed improvements in his cholesterol and biomarkers after changing his diet. The doctors discuss research showing that a low-fat plant-based diet can potentially reverse coronary artery disease. They emphasize educating patients so they have the tools to make heart-healthy lifestyle changes. An interesting point discussed is research by Dean Ornish in the 1990s that used angiography to show regression of plaque in patients following a plant-based diet, providing evidence that diet can potentially reverse heart disease progression. Read more

EP318: Interview With Jason Curtis - Strength and Conditioning Coach (Part 2)

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. This episode discusses approaches to strength training and fitness for older adults. It recommends twice-weekly full-body strength sessions focusing on compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, and presses. Intensity should start low and progressively increase to build strength and injury resistance. Additionally, sessions should end with high-intensity interval training to develop cardiovascular fitness. The discussion delves into how different rep ranges trigger distinct muscle responses for strength, hypertrophy, or endurance. Supplemental techniques like blood flow restriction may help with rehabilitation by enhancing muscle pump. Overall, the podcast provides a science-based yet practical blueprint for improving fitness through resistance and metabolic training. Read more

EP317: Interview With Jason Curtis - Strength and Conditioning Coach (Part 1)

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. This episode discusses health and fitness, featuring an interview with strength coach Jason Curtis. Curtis discusses his background in the military and passion for physical training. He now owns a gym and has authored over 20 books. Curtis finds that many people become more focused on healthspan than lifespan as they age. He sees more motivation from paying gym members than forced military trainees. While exercise is important, Curtis believes nutrition requires a different skillset and refers clients to specialists. The episode concludes by discussing Curtis' process for writing books and passion for publishing physical copies. Read more

EP294: What Is A Cardiac Arrest?

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart's electrical system malfunctions, causing an irregular heartbeat. This requires immediate CPR and defibrillation to restore a normal rhythm. A heart attack is caused by blocked arteries and may lead to cardiac arrest over time. While some studies have found a link between mRNA vaccines and myocarditis or pericarditis, particularly in young men, there is no evidence these vaccines cause sudden cardiac death. For anyone experiencing chest pain, if there is any uncertainty about the cause, it is important to get it checked by a doctor to rule out a potential heart issue. Read more

EP292: Interview With Angela Peris Discussing Cardiac CT Results

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem. Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year. Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it. The devastating fact in all of this is…  Every one of those cases could have been prevented. Read more

EP287: Heart Attack vs. Heart Failure and the Role of AI

Heart attack occurs when an artery to the heart is suddenly blocked, depriving the heart muscle of blood and oxygen. Heart failure means the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs, causing fatigue and fluid buildup in the lungs and legs. Early detection of heart failure is important so medication can be started promptly. New AI tools show promise in speeding up diagnosis of heart conditions but privacy concerns must be addressed before widespread adoption. While AI could save doctors time, questions remain about data ownership and protection of patient information. While AI may revolutionize medicine, proper safeguards must be put in place to ensure patient privacy and integrity of care. Read more

EP282: St Lukes Joins Forces With Healthy Heart Network To Combat Heart Disesase in Tasmania

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem. Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year. Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it. The devastating fact in all of this is…  Every one of those cases could have been prevented. Read more

EP280: Talking Osteoporosis With Doctor Cooley (Rhuematologist) Part 3

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem. Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year. Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it. The devastating fact in all of this is…  Every one of those cases could have been prevented. Read more

EP279: Talking Osteoporosis With Doctor Cooley (Rhuematologist) Part 2

Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients. Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem. Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year. Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it. The devastating fact in all of this is…  Every one of those cases could have been prevented. Read more