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.
If you have atrial fibrillation and have a moderate risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.
If you have atrial fibrillation and have a high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.
If you have atrial fibrillation and have a very high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between treatment with blood thinners or a left atrial appendage closure device.
If you just found out you have heart failure, you may feel scared or overwhelmed. And that's OK.
If left untreated, AFib can cause blood clots and lead to stroke and heart failure.
The average American consumes a whopping 3,400 milligrams of salt a day, which is more than twice the amount recommended by cardiologists.
Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, develops when arteries get clogged with plaque, reducing blood flow throughout the body.
Studies show that yoga can lower blood pressure and help people with atrial fibrillation.
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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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.
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.
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."
Stroke symptoms appear quickly and suddenly, so it's important to know the signs and act fast.
Medication adherence means taking the proper dose of medication at the right time and in the right way.
Sugar is one of the most common ingredients in the foods and drinks we consume, but how much is a healthy amount?
Use everyday objects as a guide to help you determine proper food portions.
Learn how to take charge of your food portions so that you can eat and be healthier.
Learn how to make the most of trusted heart health information, incentive programs, health tracking tools and mobile resources available at CardioSmart.org.