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:
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.
Aspirin is a household word. The chemical name of the compound is Acetylsalicylic Acid, a mouthful that we are happy to refer to simply as “Aspirin”.
This week I’ve had a number of patients come in missing both their statins but also other medications. I’d like to talk a little bit more a bit more about this because it’s a really important area.