Video Library

These videos will provide you with some basic background to help you, in partnership with your doctor, to prevent heart disease, improve your cardiovascular health and give you a basic understanding of some standard tests and procedures your doctor may want to perform to help determine your cardiac health.

Divide Your Plate

Learn how to take charge of your food portions so that you can eat and be healthier.

Eyeball It: Visual Tricks for Proper Servings

Use everyday objects as a guide to help you determine proper food portions.  

Sizing up Sugars and Sweeteners

Sugar is one of the most common ingredients in the foods and drinks we consume, but how much is a healthy amount?

Signs of Stroke

Stroke symptoms appear quickly and suddenly, so it's important to know the signs and act fast.

What is Medication Adherence?

Medication adherence means taking the proper dose of medication at the right time and in the right way.

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Heart Failure

Learn more about the importance of managing heart failure, including lifestyle changes, treatment options, and medications.

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Cholesterol

Learn more about the importance of managing cholesterol, including lifestyle changes, treatment options, and medications.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation

To learn more about CardioSmart's Living with Atrial Fibrillation educational sessions for patients, watch this video from a previous event.

Living with Chronic Angina

To learn more about CardioSmart's Living with Chronic Angina educational sessions for patients, watch this video from a previous event.

Adenosine Stress Test

Stress testing provides your doctor with information about how your heart works during physical stress.

Cardiac MRI

A cardiac MRI (CMR) test is an evaluation of your heart using a specialized MRI camera.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you've had a cardiac event, you should know that getting into a cardiac rehabilitation program can help you recover quickly, reduce the risk of a future heart event or related procedure.

Diabetes and Heart Disease: Management with a Team Approach

Diabetes raises your risk of heart attack and stroke. To help reduce your risk of heart disease, it is important to work with a team of health care providers to manage all aspects of your diabetes.

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

Dobutamine echocardiogram is a painless, harmless test that uses a dobutamine infusion to mimic the effect of exercise on your heart.

Dobutamine Stress Nuclear Study

This test uses a small dose of radioactive solution to track heart function while using a dobutamine infusion to mimic the effect of exercise on your heart.

Echocardiography

This video tells you everything you need to know about having an echocardiogram.

Family History

Family history can be such an important predictive factor for your own health, so it is imperative that you take the time to find out as much as you can about the health of your blood relatives.
HDL

HDL — "Good" Cholesterol

HDL – the good cholesterol. HDL particles are not depositing cholesterol in your arteries, but rather are removing it from your system, so the higher your HDL cholesterol the better.

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a major contributor to heart disease, and the number one preventable cause of heart failure.

How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home

This video shows you how to take your blood pressure at home.
LDL

LDL — "Bad" Cholesterol

LDL- the bad cholesterol. LDL is the cholesterol that gums up your arteries and causes the buildup of blockages.

Smoking

Tobacco use remains the single most preventable cause of death, especially as it relates to heart disease.

Stress Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is a painless, harmless test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to examine the heart's anatomy and function.

Stress Nuclear Study

A cardiac (heart) nuclear study is a test that uses a small dose of radioactive solution to track blood flow to the heart muscle, and to evaluate heart function.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are one of the particles that transport fat around the body. Compared to LDL and HDL, the relative contribution of triglycerides to the development of heart disease has been less clear.

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