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 Failure

Matters of the Heart: Managing Heart Failure

Apr 09, 2018
If you have heart failure, watch this video for tips about how to manage your condition.
Managing AFib

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing AFib

Sep 27, 2017
Do you or does a loved one have atrial fibrillation? Watch a recording of the webinar "Managing AFib" to learn about your treatment options and find out what lifestyle changes can help.

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Heart Forum Webinar: Managing High Triglycerides

Jan 23, 2017
What does it mean if you have high triglycerides? Watch this video to learn about the condition and steps you can take to control it.

Managing Heart Failure: A Program for Patients and Caregivers

Jan 23, 2017
Watch this program to learn about heart failure and resources to help you or a loved one manage the condition.

Heart Forum Webinar: Reducing CVD Risk

Dec 22, 2016
Learn how the CardioSmart OnCall telehealth program helps provide patients with lifestyle management and heart risk reduction interventions.

Understanding Heart Failure

Nov 02, 2016
Although heart failure is a serious condition, it often can be managed with lifestyle changes and medication.

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Congenital Heart Defects

Aug 22, 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.

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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Salt

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

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.
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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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The 6 Steps of CPR

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Cardiac MRI

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

Adenosine Stress Test

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

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.

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.

How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home

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

Echocardiography

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

Stress Echocardiogram

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Eyeball It: Visual Tricks for Proper Servings

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

Divide Your Plate

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

Welcome to CardioSmart

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