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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.

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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.

Divide Your Plate

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

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

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

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.

Smoking

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

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

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.

Echocardiography

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

Eyeball It: Visual Tricks for Proper Servings

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

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