Diabetes: Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease and strokes. Elevated blood fat levels are very important in the risk for cardiovascular disease. It’s been shown that more than 80 percent of people with diabetes have elevated blood fat levels. Here at Joslin we recommend getting a lipid profile once a year to screen for abnormalities of the blood fats […]

Atherosclerosis (2009)

Atherosclerosis is a life threatening disease that may have begun to develop during childhood This condition is a process in which deposits of fatty material called plaque, build up inside the walls of arteries reducing or completely blocking blood flow. In extreme cases, this disease can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include high […]

Food and Your Health: Blood Pressure

– [Woman] Blood pressure is created when the heart pumps blood though the blood vessels and the blood pushes against the walls of the blood vessels. Blood pressure helps move blood throughout the body so each part can get oxygen. Healthy arteries, the blood vessels that carry oxygen rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body stretch […]

List Show – 5 Heart Disease Risk Factors

Heart disease is the number one killer in the Untied States. It claims 17.3 million lives globally each year. Our genetic code plays a part in our risk for developing cardiovascular disease; however, our lifestyle is the most important puzzle piece when it comes to heart disease prevention. It is estimated that 80% of heart disease is preventable. It’s important […]

John’s Story: Heart Attack to Heart Health

I never really went around thinking I was going to have a heart attack. It was one of the farthest things from my mind. I thought it’d be nearly impossible for me to have a heart attack. But I did, and it was quite a rude awakening. I got up that morning and had cereal for breakfast, as usual, and […]

4 Ways You Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

Most people who have high blood pressure have no idea that they have it. We bring you the bottom line on the silent symptoms of high blood pressure. Hi, I’m Pilar Gerasimo with a Bottom Line Expert report on high blood pressure. I’m here today with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum. She is the director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill […]

About Your Heart Attack | Nucleus Health

If you have recently been treated for a heart attack a condition caused by a blockage of blood flow to your heart muscle This video will help you understand the condition and its treatment Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood containing the oxygen and nutrients your body needs The main pumping chamber of your heart is the […]

Signs of a Heart Attack – The Nebraska Medical Center

It’s the chest discomfort that has an unusual, uncomfortable characteristic, it is generally fairly severe. It comes on in a crescendo manner it may radiate to the jaw, teeth and to the shoulder but generally people can’t put their finger right on it. It is more of a widespread discomfort. It is often accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating and […]

Confusion About Cholesterol, Erectile Dysfunction, Heart Disease & Statin Drugs

I received a really good question the other day about cholesterol, erectile dysfunction and impotence, heart attacks and strokes, statin cholesterol lowering drugs and how all of these things are interrelated and contradictory at the same time. The viewer emailed and asked: I’m totally confused when it comes to cholesterol. I went to my doctor and my blood test showed […]