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.

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Congenital Heart Defects

Jul 27, 2016
Adults with congenital heart defects face unique challenges. Learn the importance of follow-up care and tips for coping.
Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

If left untreated, AFib can cause blood clots and lead to stroke and heart failure.

Medication Adherence

Medication Adherence

Medication adherence means taking the proper dose of medication at the right time and in the right way for as long as you're supposed to.


The average American consumes a whopping 3,400 milligrams of salt a day, which is more than twice the amount recommended by cardiologists.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Rich in mono-unsaturated (or "good") fats, olive oil can lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and protect the inner lining of blood vessels.
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Depression and Heart Disease

It's not uncommon for people recovering from a heart attack or a coronary procedure to experience feelings of sadness and depression.

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The Benefits of Yoga

Studies show that yoga can lower blood pressure and help people with atrial fibrillation.

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The 6 Steps of CPR

Learning the six important steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation could save someone's life.
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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, develops when arteries get clogged with plaque, reducing blood flow throughout the body.

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2013 Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed guidelines and a risk calculator to help you work with your doctor in preventing cardiovascular disease.
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Welcome to

Brought to you by the American College of Cardiology, helps you prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.

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Metabolic Syndrome

If you have three or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke, your doctor may say you have metabolic syndrome.

Spirit of the Heart Community Events

Spirit of the Heart events offer heart disease screening and events in underserved communities.

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.

High Blood Pressure

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

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.

How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home

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

What Are the Different Types of Fat?

There are good fats and bad fats, and moderation is still key. Choose smart fat, not low fat.


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.

You and Atrial Fibrillation: What You Need to Know About Stroke Risk

How atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke and what options exist for reducing that risk.

You and Atrial Fibrillation: Why Your Heart Rate and Rhythm Matter

Describes the different types of atrial fibrillation and the treatment options available.


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

LDL — "Bad" Cholesterol

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

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.

Stress Echocardiogram

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

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