“The Health Heart Network” debuted in September. Learn more at: https://www.healthyheartnetwork.com/theshow. Dr. Bishop recently toured the United States and appeared on NBC, ABC, and CW TV stations. “We can prevent heart attack,” said Dr. Warrick Bishop. “We can remove confusion and discover the best heart health for each individual.”
The Healthy Heart Network exists because Dr Bishop realized that the current methods of measuring the risk of suffering a heart attack, as used by doctors everywhere, are not as accurate as we need them to be. This group will introduce modern risk assessment techniques and measures to take for reducing risk.
The statistics alone give us pause for thought: 635,000 people in the US suffer a first-time heart attack every year. For 10% – 15% of these sufferers, that first event is fatal – they die without any prior warning. The Healthy Heart Network aims to significantly reduce these numbers by educating members with information that can cut their risk of suffering a heart attack.
Knowledge is power, even if that knowledge might be the realization that you may have an elevated risk. Once you know, you can take steps to reduce your risk. You can reduce your risk as part of a support network where we’re all striving for the same thing – a healthier heart, and a longer, healthier life.
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, an amazing coincidence, happened that started Dr. Warrick Bishop on the mission to prevent heart attacks rather than try to cure them. He was driving to work one day when he stopped at a commotion by the side of the road. A runner had collapsed during a run with a heart attack. He helped in his resuscitation only to find out that had seen the very same man two years earlier and reassured him that he was fine.
Warrick had missed the chance to make a difference and it nearly cost a life! Based on risk calculation and the best practice of the time, he shouldn’t have been at high risk…but he was! That meant that he had reassured a patient based on treadmill testing, the best care available at the time that he was fine, only to be part of the team that resuscitated that man when he dropped dead during a running race, this was just not good enough, and he asked himself could this be done differently?
This important question started him on a journey which meant he was open to looking more closely at new and emerging technology to help in being more precise about risk of heart attack. It became clear to Warrick the more precise we can be in the information we have in regard to a patients heart health and real risk of heart attack, the better we can look after that person, it seems so obvious when you say it like that, but that opportunity is still only new and not broadly utilized in the medical community.
Building on that success, Warrick created a program to help people manage their risks better. It is called the “The Healthy Heart Network,” and it has debuted on the Apple and Google App Stores.
The Healthy Heart Network can also be viewed on: https://www.healthyheartnetwork.com.
To learn more, visit: http://drwarrickbishop.com/.