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 Cholesterol

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

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.

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.

Spirit of the Heart Community Events

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

Alcohol — A Drink to Health

Drinking a modest amount of alcohol can have numerous health benefits. Excessive consumption, however, increases your risk for several serious conditions.

Female Heart Attack Symptoms

Women and men may describe heart attack symptoms differently. For example, women are twice as likely to describe their chest pain with the words "discomfort," "pressing," "crushing" and "bad ache."

The Dangers of Hypertension

Hypertension, more commonly called high blood pressure, affects one out of three U.S. adults. Many, however, don't even know it because there are often no symptoms.

Know Your Numbers -- Blood Pressure

Blood pressure can range from healthy (120/80), to borderline (120+/80+), to unhealthy (140+/90+). That’s why it’s important for you to know your numbers.

Male Heart Attack Symptoms

In addition to pain in the upper body, men having a heart attack may also feel like they have heartburn or indigestion, shortness of breath, or nausea and dizziness.

Canines and Cardiovascular Health

Are there health benefits to owning a dog? Research, for example, shows that simply petting a dog can help lower blood pressure and relieve stress.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Basics

Cardiac rehabilitation is a combination of regular exercise, healthy eating, stress reduction, and medical therapy. In addition, those who smoke receive guidance to help them quit for good.

NASCAR Fans Stay CardioSmart at Coca-Cola Family Track Walk

CardioSmart proudly participates in the Coca-Cola Family Track Walks to help promote heart health and the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.

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.
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.
Salt

Salt

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

Know Your Cholesterol Numbers

Know Your Numbers -- Cholesterol

One in six adults have high total cholesterol, which can double the risk for heart disease.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

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

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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.
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Welcome to CardioSmart.org

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

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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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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.

Featured Video

Learn how to make the most of trusted heart health information, incentive programs, health tracking tools and mobile resources available at CardioSmart.org.