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. I'm a cardiologist and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute.

This minute is about a really, a no-brainer lifestyle, tobacco, alcohol, and their impact on cardiovascular disease. Well, we know exercise is incredibly beneficial, lack of is not. We know tobacco is disastrous. It doubles risk of heart attack for a given individual.

But the good thing is if you reduce that and stop that smoking, you reduce your risk almost back to an aged matched equivalent population within two years. And that's sort of straight line. That's a rapidly diminishing curve. So, the payback on quitting cigarettes is fantastic. Lastly, alcohol, where we know too much can raise the blood pressure. It can tickle up Atrial Fibrillation. There is no single amount of alcohol that is said to be good for your heart.

I cover lifestyle, tobacco, and alcohol in a podcast that's attached to this video. I think you might find it interesting. Check it out.

I'm gonna wish you the very best. Take care. Live as well as possible, for as long as possible, and bye for now!


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