Healthy Heart Program
Heart disease accounts for an average of 118 deaths per day in Australia, but did you know that heart attacks and strokes can be prevented, especially if risk factors are detected and managed early?
How healthy is your heart? In support of helping deliver our vision of making Tasmania the Healthiest Island on the Planet, St Lukes have partnered with Dr Warrick Bishop and his team at the Healthy Heart Network to combat heart disease in Tasmania.
Healthy Heart Program
What does the Healthy Heart pilot program involve?
We have invited 100 of our St Lukes members to participate in a pilot study program designed to help detect and prevent risk factors for heart disease before a problem occurs. Our participants will complete a virtual heart assessment where they will receive a risk score of either Low, Intermediate, or High.
What is a Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Score CT scan?
The Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Score CT scan is a non-invasive computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart. It looks for calcium containing plaque deposits within the coronary arteries. Calcified plaque can build up in your arteries which restricts blood flow to the heart and increases your risk of heart attack. A Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Score CT scan can help to identify your risk of cardiac disease before showing any signs and symptoms.
Testimonial Quotes from program participants
“The CT Scan with Dr Warrick Bishop was fantastic. I only have the highest praise for Dr Bishop and his staff, Calvary ct scan unit and St Lukes for allowing me to participate in this incredibly valuable medical check. I believe Dr Bishop to be one of the most caring and inspiring medical professionals that you can find. So rare in this day and age!! His personal reading and approach were amazing!”
“The experience was very efficient, from making a booking and having the scan. The staff were all friendly and courteous. I received regular email updates following the booking/scan and copies of the report on my heart health and of the scans taken. Very interesting!”
“My results were excellent, which provided me with so much relief as there is a strong history of heart attacks in my family.”