120/80 -That’s a healthy blood pressure reading, according to Tasmania-based cardiologist Dr Warrick Bishop. So what exactly is blood pressure? Think of it as the force of blood as it’s pumped around the body by the heart. The first number – systolic blood pressure – is the force caused by your heart pushing blood into your arteries. The second number, called diastolic blood pressure, is the force when your heart fills with blood. While 120/80 is ideal, Dr Bishop says it’s used as a guide.  The higher your blood pressure is, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys and brain. This can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and dementia. Nutrition Australia advises sticking to no more than 4g of salt a day (equating to 1.6g sodium), which is about half the average Australian adult’s current salt intake.  Read the full article Full CT coronary angiography outlines the coronary artery in exquisite detail, giving information about the location of plaque, the quality and nature of plaque, threatened stenosis and size of vessel affected. This information has previously been unobtainable in a living patient. Dr Warrick Bishop

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