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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stress Echocardiogram

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

High Blood Pressure

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

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.

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.

Smoking

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

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

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

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

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

Adenosine Stress Test

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

HDL — 'Good' Cholesterol

HDL – the good cholesterol. HDL particles don't deposit cholesterol in your arteries but remove it from your system. The higher your HDL cholesterol is, the better.

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.
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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.

What is Medication Adherence?

Medication adherence means taking the proper dose of medication at the right time and in the right way.

Signs of Stroke

Stroke symptoms appear quickly and suddenly, so it's important to know the signs and act fast.

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Heart Failure

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

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.

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?

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.