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In a medical study, health of overweight people, about 29 percent of obese and 16 percent of very obese people in the study were found to be cardi-ometabolically healthy.
High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 73 million Americans have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or 'bad' cholesterol, and only about half of those people are on proper treatment. Statins are very effective medications for lowering bad cholesterol, but they're not for everyone. Researchers are studying a new alternative to statins ? a cholesterol vaccine.
Even slightly high cholesterol in young adulthood raises heart disease risk, a study finds.
Turn bath time into the best time! Your little one will look forward to getting clean when it means fun and games with bath time markers.
Even though this flu season may be off to a slower start than last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends all people over 6 months of age, with few exceptions, should get a vaccine. The truth is, the flu is not the only health problem the vaccine prevents; it may also help prevent heart attack and stroke.
Author and TV personality Leeza Gibbons shares the harrowing story of how she almost lost her father?and the one item that saved his life! To hear about Leeza's new book, Fierce Optimism , as well as her thoughts on former "Apprentice" boss, Donald Trump, click here.
It reveals forgotten calories and hidden patterns that could be thwarting your work to trim extra pounds. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen explains why a food diary is being called the most important tool in your weight-loss efforts.
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increase fat that accumulates around the middle, a new study finds.
Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, and statistics show that the vast majority of heart disease deaths happen in the southern states.
No one would blame you for abandoning your workout on a hectic, busy day. But when it takes just 10 minutes, and torches serious calories, like this routine from personal trainer Ngo Okafor does, it's worth finding a way to fit in the sweat session.
Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden, according to a new study.
It's the time of year when we often find ourselves at holiday parties where plenty of alcohol and high-fat foods are offered. Overindulging in spiked eggnog and rich buttery cookies can lead to more than indigestion. As Vivien Williams explains, it can lead to holiday heart.
Surgical breast specialist Kristi Funk weighs in on controversial claims that wearing a bra can cause breast cancer. Should you beware the common undergarment?
Viagra- yes, THAT Viagra, is keeping a little girl with a heart defect alive.
ER physician Travis Stork reveals a surprising and delicious item from your kitchen that could help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Find out what it is!
ER physician Travis Stork answers the age old question of whether or not you should blot your pizza before eating it to remove excess grease.
The Doctors discuss how surgeons are using Botox to help treat atrial fibrillation in heart patients.
Can you die of a broken heart? Can fear make your heart stop? What is heart disease and how does it manifest in men compared to women? Check out our conversations about heart health and what you need to know to keep your ticker in tip-top shape.
A new study determined something we already know: drinking sugary drinks is bad.
Approximately 60 percent of all people between the ages of 14 and 19 are infected with the herpes simplex 1 virus, which causes cold sores. ER physician Travis Stork shares three at-home remedies to help prevent and treat painful outbreaks.
The Doctors reveal which commonly used cosmetic product, which you probably are wearing right now, could be contributing to weight gain. Find out what it is!
This will increase the risk of breast cancer
People with more psoriasis may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
The Doctors discuss news reports that 37-year-old Kim Zolciak, a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," recently suffered a temporary loss of feeling on the left side of her body and loss of speech. They explain the potential causes and how you can reduce your risk.
One woman shares her harrowing story of suffering a stroke at age 38. Pfizer's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall explains the risk factors for stroke and when to seek medical attention.
The Doctors discuss whether professional baseball leagues should do more to prevent injuries to spectators at games.
Queen Latifah talks about her mother's battle with heart failure.
In a web exclusive, Dr. Berman shares whether she's happy with the results of her vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
When is getting dizzy when you stand up a minor problem and when is it more serious?
Amber, a young woman with muscular dystrophy, joins The Doctors to share how people react to her when she's dressed up as a doll compared to when she's not.
The Doctors compare the heart of a long-term cocaine user with a healthy heart. Any questions?
Simple text messages may help improve heart disease risk factors.
Quantity and quality of sleep is important for heart health.
A beat cancer twice and recover from multiple other devastating medical conditions to keep his promise to daughter on her wedding day. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
According to a new study, thinking skills may be tied to heart attack risk.
You should know the hospital isn't one of them.
Breastfeeding may lower cardiovascular disease risk in women.
One million Americans undergo a procedure called angioplasty to open blockages near the heart, but a new study may have doctors rethinking how they get to the heart.
Making the right lifestyle choices can significantly cut your risk of heart failure.
Common GERD medication may increase the risk of heart attack.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms can save your life in a situation where every second counts.
Many of us have jobs that have us sitting at our desks for long periods, but once you hear what kind of health problems this can put you at risk for, you'll want to be sure to implement these key tips.
A traditional stress test for heart patients used to mean minutes in an enclosed tube, now there's a more comfortable way for patients.
Cardiologist Damian Chaupin, M.D., explains how to tell the difference between everyday heartburn and a life-threatening heart attack.
Tightly controlling blood sugar levels may reduce cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes patients.
Moderate drinking may damage your heart when you hit your senior years.
Many New Year's Resolutions are centered around losing weight, but did you know that by losing just five to ten pounds you could boost your heart health too?
An uncommon machine, typically used on premature infants, can now potentially help save the hearts of adults suffering from cardiac arrest
An aneurysm can burst at any moment; but newer ways to repair an aneurysm not only saved a radio DJ's heart, but his voice too
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America for both men and women. Now, cutting edge research is bringing doctors closer to saving more hearts than ever before
A rare and potentially deadly heart condition is striking young people at a moment's notice
Today's left ventricular assist devices are newer and better than ever, they may even be able to help heal hearts.
A new flexible, self-expanding stent is available for those suffering with peripheral arterial disease, improving their circulation and getting them back on their feet.
A new cardiac pump has been implanted in a patient in the U.S. for the first time and is showing great promise.
Up to a third of strokes are due to unknown causes. A new implanted device the size of a matchstick is helping doctors determine the cause of these strokes.
Stress caused by traumatic life events may increase the risk of heart attacks in women.
A new study finds that divorce may increase your risk of a heart attack.
Incidence of sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults.
The Doctors weigh in on an Australian cosmetic surgery center's decision to continue operating on a woman who went into cardiac arrest during her breast augmentation.
The daughter of former Alabama athletic director Mal Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two companies that manufactured, promoted and sold a heart medication he took.
The death rate related to high blood pressure continues to rise.
Does exposure to second-hand smoke increase a child's risk for cardiovascular disease?
How many children score well in four key indicators of heart health?
Should your annual physical include an electrocardiogram or echo-cardiogram?
A new breakthrough heart procedure that eliminates the need for open-heart valve replacement. The procedure is said to be better than standard surgery
Team physicians at some NCAA schools are increasingly taking actions that the American Heart Association doesn't recommend. WSJ's Sharon Terlep reports. Photo: Getty
Low intensity or high intensity What type of workout is better if you're at risk for diabetes or heart disease?
Pfizer's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall discusses the risk factors that can contribute to high cholesterol. Learn the importance of knowing your levels and how you can reduce your risk of developing life threatening illnesses, such as heart disease and stroke.
Could you be at risk for developing a blood clot in your veins? Pfizer's Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. shares potentially life-saving information everyone needs to know.
A new option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation who are too sick for open heart surgery.
NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip helps raise awareness about atrial fibrillation, a dangerous cardiovascular condition that affects an estimated 2.7 million Americans, including his mother.
Lee Shuer joins HuffPost Live to explain how his hoarding almost cost him his marriage.
You might be surprised to learn that these four habits can do a number on your heart. The good news, says Cardiologist Stephanie Moore, MD, is that there are really simple ways to turn these bad habits into good ones.
When it comes to blood clots, there could be certain genetic factors at play. However, risk goes up for all of us if immobile for two hours or more when flying....or even on a car trip. Important safety tips you need to know.
A heart pump used to keep people alive until they receive a heart transplant has a surprising result- it actually helps failing hearts.
If your kid plays sports, chances are you've worried about concussions. But did you know the number one killer of young athletes is actually sudden cardiac arrest? Find out what you need to know before your child takes the field
Five million Americans are living with heart failure and 715,000 will have a heart attack this year. There's a new Band-Aid for the heart that helping to patch up some of their problems.
Laura's dad had three heart attacks before she was 13, and later died from heart disease. Her grandmother, grandfather and several other relatives also died due to heart disease. Yet Laura, who is 30, has put off going to a cardiologist to have her heart health checked. She recently tested her blood pressure at a pharmacy, and says the number "scared her to death," so she reached out to The Doctors to learn how to reduce her risk.
Laura, who had a family history of heart disease, says she put off visiting a cardiologist, in part because she's worried that the blood pressure medicine she might be prescribed could make her gain five or 10 pounds. She also reveals she takes diet pills, which concerns The Doctors. They challenge her to stop taking the pills because they can increase blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease.
When Judy's husband, David, collapsed right in front of her, she immediately recalled a segment from the show in which Dr. Travis shared the perfect tune to follow when performing chest compressions on a patient while awaiting emergency services.
Amy McGorry from Prevention Magazine reviews simple steps you can take to ensure a healthy heart.
Snoring puts strain on the major blood vessels in the neck, which over time could lead to heart disease.
Muscle & Fitness talks to three-time NFL MVP and current football analyst Kurt Warner about football and a topic very close to his heart.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a 3D printed device that's custom built for each patient. It has the potential to monitor and treat a person's heart.
It's never to early to start! New data presented at the American College of Cardiology annual conference suggest plaque starts to accumulate on heart arteries at a young age - but there are ways to stop the build up.
Could getting sick at night instead of during the day decrease your chance of survival? The Doctors discuss why there may be a good time and bad time to visit the E.R.
Style guru Tim Gunn says his doctor recently told him that his resting heart rate is too high. He asks whether he should be concerned and how to lower his heart rate.
A Minneapolis heart doctor found that long-time marathoners have more plaque in their arteries than non-runners.
People who suffer from insomnia may have a much higher risk of stroke compared to those who sleep well.
Did you know that a normal adult's heart is the size of two fists not just one? Did you can suffer a heart attack without having the obvious symptoms? There are things you may not know about heart health. But with the help of Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. here are five things you should know about the hardest working muscle in your body.
Cigarette smoking affects all of your organs, but the impact to your heart is particularly dangerous. Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, discusses how smoking can affect your heart with Larry King, who after over three decades of heavy smoking suffered a heart attack at age 53. Hear Larry's story and how his heart attack was nothing like the movies. And be sure to visit www.gethealthystayhealthy.com to find out ways to reduce your own risk of heart disease.
Winter weather is still hitting many parts of the U.S. Doctors warn that no matter what kind of shape you're in, shoveling snow can be very strenuous on the heart, and almost anyone can fall victim to a deadly heart attack.
A new stand-alone pacemaker can be inserted into the heart... without surgery.
A new implantable catheter helped to save the life of a cardiac patient who was running out of options.
Even slightly elevated blood pressure may increase the risk of stroke, study finds.
A Florida doctor explains the different types of aorta surgeries.
Family members reunite at the hospital when they all have procedures done for their hearts.
Florida study is testing devices that could help heart failure patients. Gayle Guyardo reports.
As American Heart Month comes to a close, many of us are still fooled by common heart myths. Are there heart disease genes? Do vitamins lower your risk for heart problems? Will you develop heart issues in your lifetime?
Learn how a jolt of caffeine landed 22-year-old Jake in the ER!
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains what happens during atrial fibrillation, also known as A-Fib, and the potentially deadly side effects that can occur as a result of the condition.
How to tell the difference between a muscle pain and a far more serious heart pain.
A disorder of high LDL ("bad cholesterol") called Familial Hypercholesterolemia is a condition that is inherited and can cause heart attacks at an early age.
Several hours after giving birth, first-time mom Lindsay suffered a severe stroke brought on by a life-threatening pregnancy complication called eclampsia, which is characterized by elevated blood pressure, seizures and swelling of the brain. Lindsay's brother, Jacob, reveals details on her inspirational recovery process. Plus, E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains the key warning signs of a stroke.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America, killing approximately 600,000 people each year. In an effort to raise awareness about the disease, Erika Perez, a heart attack survivor and representative for the American Heart Association, shares crucial warning signs that everyone needs to know.
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I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. She shared some fascinating and incredibly important information on heart health with us. We discussed everything from what the difference is between "good" and "bad" stress on the heart, to tips on how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, to what to do if you think you're having a heart attack, and much more. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo from Marlothomas.com.
Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD told us exactly what tests should be administered by a doctor to a patient who thinks they may be having a heart attack. From the series Mondays With Marlo on marlothomas.com.
Who would have thought that there is such a thing as "good" stress on the heart? Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some fascinating information to share with us regarding this topic. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on marlothomas.com.
Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some important information to share with us regarding the signs of a heart attack in women. The most important symptom is chest pain, pressure or tightness, similar to the sensation of a constricting band around the chest. About 60% of women experience this symptom when they are having a heart attack. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo from marlothomas.com.
Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart disease. In recent years, the number of deaths that are caused by heart disease has decreased due to advances in technology. However, even though the number of cardiovascular deaths is decreasing, women are still more susceptible than men when it comes to heart disease. From the series Mondays With Marlo on marlothomas.com.
I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. Dr. Mulvagh shared some incredibly important information on heart health with us. A teaser from the series Mondays With Marlo on marlothomas.com.
When it comes to lowering blood pressure without the use of medication, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some great tips to share with us. First, when it comes to diet, it's critical to monitor your sodium intake. Although the American diet averages an unhealthy 3-4 grams of sodium per day, Dr. Mulvagh recommends you consume a maximum of 2 grams of sodium per day. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on marlothomas.com.
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork shares heart-healthy tips from The Doctors' latest HealthSmart column in USA Weekend magazine.
Many women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis, but the pills have come under fire recently for potentially increasing the risk for heart problems. How can women protect their bones and heart at the same time?
Actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell walked away with some important life lessons after surviving a serious heart attack in 2012. The number one lesson Rosie walked away with: "My heart attacked me, and that's how I took it. I had paid such little attention to my physical body that it retaliated," she said. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
After surviving a serious heart attack, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell had some important advice for men and women, both young and old, about maintaining their heart health. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
After surviving a major heart attack in 2012, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell had some important tips to share with us about what you should and should not do if you think you're having a heart attack. When asked about how important it is for women to prioritize their health, Rosie told us, "I would say don't wait until you have a heart attack." Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
After struggling with heart health, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell has made some serious changes to her lifestyle and diet. She shared some of those changes with us. When it comes to portion control, Rosie has cut her portion sizes in half. When asked if that was a difficult transition, she simply said, "It's not hard. When they tell you that you're going to die, it changes something." Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
I was so thrilled to have actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell as a guest on Mondays With Marlo. After surviving a nearly fatal heart attack in 2012, Rosie shared so many valuable life lessons with us. Part of the series "Mondays With Marlo" on marlothomas.com.
After surviving a heart attack Rosie O'Donnell made a list of all the things she still wanted to do. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
Actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell gave us some incredibly helpful information including an original song! about the signs of a heart attack for females. Rosie told us that when women are experiencing a heart attack, they could feel pain in the jaw, shoulders, neck, arms or chest. "I only had pain in my biceps, and it did not radiate. Mine felt like a bear had attacked my arm," she said. Part of the series "Mondays With Marlo" on marlothomas.com.
Cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears explain the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and highlight the major risk factors. Plus, learn how a dose of UrgentRx Critical Care Aspirin helped save one man's life when he had a heart attack while skiing.
A hypertensive crisis is a situation where your blood pressure is severely elevated. Dr. Travis Stork (The Doctors) and Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, explain why if this happens you need to act quickly. "Hypertensive crisis can lead to life threatening conditions like stroke, heart attack or kidney failure," Dr. Lewis-Hall explains. "Other side effects can include loss of consciousness, memory loss or eye damage." To learn more about the symptoms of a hypertensive cris
With a donor heart shortage, mechanical heart pumps are changing the fate of some patients. Rachel McNeill reports on the life-saving technology from a Taxas medical center that's celebrating it's 1,000th L-VAD implant.
An overactive thyroid can cause serious problems in both men and women. In this video, Robin Miller, M.D. talks about the possible side effects of hyperthyroidism and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Replacing butter or cream cheese with a plant-sterol spread can help you lower your cholesterol. In this video, Barbara Ficarra, RN, explains how adding a few grams of plant-sterol spread to your diets can lower your LDL cholesterol.
Taking care of two special needs children full-time would stress anyone out and that's exactly what happened to Jessica. The 24-year-old mom had a heart attack that doctors attributed to stress. Find out what can cause your heart to start beating dangerously fast and the first thing you should do if it happens to you.
A new study finds the emotional stress of the Super Bowl causes a spike in heart attacks in the losing team's home town.
Many women have the wrong ideas about how to prevent the nation's number one killer. In one study, nearly 30% of women cited aromatherapy as a preventive strategy.
Researchers working on a test that could predict problems related to heart disease long before any symptoms are even present.
Many people have a fear of snakes, but could the cold-blooded creatures actually provide a cure for heart disease? Animal expert David Mizejewski explains.
New guidelines relax the limits for which adults would need to start blood pressure medication.
The right amount of sleep per night is critically important to overall health. In this video, Robin Miller, MD explains the risk factors, like heart disease and diabetes, which are tied to too much or too little sleep.
The best quiz about high blood pressure
The day before her college graduation, Megan - who had always been fit and healthy -- had a heart attack. She shares the details of that day, including how long she waited before heading to the emergency room.
The day before her college graduation, Megan, who had always been fit and healthy, had a heart attack. Learn how high cholesterol affected this 21-year-old's blood flow. Plus, find out which medication can increase the risk of blood clots.
The day before her college graduation, Megan, who had always been fit and healthy, had a heart attack. Learn how high cholesterol affected this 21-year-old's blood flow. Plus, find out which medication can increase the risk of blood clots.
Aspirin therapy reduces heart attack risk and disease-causing body-wide inflammation. But what if you're allergic to aspirin? Vonda Wright, MD, 4 alternatives to aspirin, including vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids.
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork offers tips to lower blood pressure without medication.
New guidelines would double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Here's what you need to know.
One American city is using rapid response to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest when time is tight.
Having a network of support can help patients suffering from heart disease.
Reducing stress can help prevent a heart attack. In this Health Smarts video, Kevin Soden, MD, shares 3 simple relaxation techniques to reduce stress and high blood pressure.
When it comes to managing hypertension, do you really have to worry about sodium? In this Health Smarts video, Kevin Soden, MD, shares a simple home test to determine whether salt plays havoc with your blood pressure.
Low-dose baby aspirin is a smart strategy to prevent heart attacks and strokes. In this Health Smarts video, Kevin Soden, MD, reveals how aspirin may also prevent cancer, including colon cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
If you eliminate one can of soda a day, you could lower your blood pressure. Researchers think sugary drinks prompt your body to hold onto more sodium, which makes blood vessels tighten up. In this video, Michael Roizen, MD, explains.
Reduce your risk of heart disease by eating more whole grains. The bran--the sturdy outer layer of cereal grains--may be especially helpful. In this video, Robin Miller, MD, discusses how adding whole grains can lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes.
You've probably heard of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Now another type of fat is making headlines: Omega-7s. In this video, Michael Roizen, MD, discusses research that suggests omega-7s can lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
Which is more likely to cause high blood pressure -- chugging cola or gulping coffee? In this Health Smarts video, Kevin Soden, MD, explains how the soda boosts hypertension risk -- especially in women.
"If you have a history of heart attacks, you're a good candidate for cardiac rehab classes. In this Health Smarts video, Kevin Soden, MD, explains how cardiac rehab improves cholesterol, reduces inflammation, eases depression, and helps you lose w
Want to prevent heart disease? Get your vitamin D! In this video, Kevin Soden, MD, explains how vitamin D's anti-inflammatory properties help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Want to lower your blood pressure? Start with a vegetable-rich diet and a regular exercise program. Then follow five simple tips to lower your blood pressure, outlined in this video with Michael Roizen, MD.
Heart attacks seem like they occur without warning. But Michael Roizen, MD, says you can spot signs of a heart attack--and cues to your risk just by keeping an eye on a few symptoms. In this video, he shares his advice for preventing heart attacks.
Senior citizens exposed to loud airplane noises are more likely to be hospitalized with cardiovascular problems.
Healthy lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, may be enough for some people to lower their cholesterol. But those who are at high risk for a heart attack or stroke may need medication, too, says cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD.
If you have unhealthy cholesterol, your doctor probably wants you to exercise. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, share some good news when it comes to exercise, cholesterol, and weight loss.
Aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to lower cholesterol. But which moves should you do? In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, shares her top exercise tips.
In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains how statins are used along with a smart diet and exercise to lower cholesterol.
Statins, a class of medication commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol, are generally consideed safe, they do have some risks. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, discusses some of the potential side effects.
You can have high blood pressure and not even know it. That's because it has few, if any, symptoms, says cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, in this WisePatient video.
Treating hypertension starts with understanding what it is. In this WisePatient video, Merle Myerson, MD, explains why high blood pressure is such a health risk.
Dodging cardiovascular disease is easier than you think. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, shares her three top tips to keep your heart healthy.
Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease? In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, reveals the four top things that boost your chance of developing heart disease.
High blood pressure is bad for your heart, but it can cause other health problems, too. Cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, describes the link between hypertension and stroke, kidney disease, and poor vision.
Some types of high blood pressure don't respond to standard treatment. Cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, defines "resistant" hypertension and explains how it's treated.
If you snore or have daytime sleepiness, you may have sleep apnea. And that can boost your hypertension risk, as cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains.
If you have metabolic syndrome, you have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, reveals the five signs of metabolic disease, starting with high blood pressure.
Diabetes is a top cause of cardiovascular disease, says cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD. And aggressively managing prediabetes or diabetes is an imprtant step to prevent heart disease.
If you have diabetes, you already know you have a higher-than-normal risk for heart disease. But cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, has some good news: Controlling your diabetes is good for your heart, too.
Metabolic syndrome is a key risk factor for heart disease. Cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, shares four important numbers you need to know, from your blood pressure to your blood sugar.
While stress is linked to heart disease, it's an intangible factor, as cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains. But, she says, it's stil important to reduce stress for better heart health.
If you have heart disease, be sure to ask your doctor if you need a flu shot. Cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains how this annual vaccine may help guard cardiovascular health.
In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, defines normal blood pressure readings. But if you have hypertension, your own blood pressure goals may be different.
What do your blood pressure numbers mean? In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, discusses systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and why both numbers matter.
In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, reveals what should be the menu for a diet to help prevent heart disease.
For many people, reducing hypertension also means reducing the sodium in their diet. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, shares her top tip to keep your salt intake in check.
If you have high blood pressure, you should make a beeline for the DASH diet. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains why this heart-healthy diet is a smart idea even if you don't have hypertension.
Hypertension is called the "silent killer" for a reason. In this WisePatient video, Merle Myerson, MD, explains how high blood pressure boosts the risk of a heart attack or stroke and can cause other health problems, too.
Although both men and women are prone to heart disease, it's not exactly the same for each. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains how it differs between the genders, especially when it comes to a heart attack.
The symptoms of a heart attack are different in men and women. Although no one really knows why, hormones may play a role, says cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, in this WisePatient video.
Heart disease is an equal-opportunity offender for men and women, says cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, in this WisePatient video.
Owning a dog is great for your health! Kevin Soden, MD, says Fido can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, reduce stress, and reduce the risk of a heart attack.
If it's been awhile since you've worked out, your doctor may want to pre-exercise screening before you start a fitness program, says Merle Myerson, MD, in this WisePatient video. That's important if you have health problems, such as heart disease.
Taking baby aspirin may help prevent a heart attack -- in some people. In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, discusses the best candidtates for baby-aspirin therapy.
Researchers say evidence suggests talking it out, listening to music and praying can reduce the chances of a second heart attack.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. Find out the five lesser known symptoms of a heart attack that could save your life.
Stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer every year. We show you five critical steps you can do to cut those odds.
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter explains how an alarming diagnosis of cardiomyopathy helped put his health in perspective and turn his life around. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how cardiomyopathy causes heart muscles to dilate and the ability to pump blood efficiently is compromised.
Dr. Oz discusses some warning signs of a heart attack. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
Learn about some exercises to strengthen your heart from Dr. Oz. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.
Dennis, who is 64 years old, eats at least one Big Mac a day and estimates he has eaten 12,000 of the burger meals over the past 30 years. But, he isn't overweight and says he feels healthy.
Dennis, who is 64 years old, eats at least one Big Mac a day and estimates he has eaten 12,000 of the burger meals over the past 30 years. But, he isn't overweight and says he feels healthy. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork reveals Dennis' blood test results.
Heart attack death rates have not changed even though hospitals have gotten faster at treating emergency patients.
Health experts estimate that 30 percent of people don't get an accurate blood pressure reading at the doctor's office, so some doctors have found more accurate readings by giving patients a cuff to wear at home for 24 hours.
A new CDC study estimates more than 200,000 heart attack and stroke deaths could have been prevented if the deceased would have quit smoking, or controlled their blood pressure or cholesterol.
Guess how many Americans have cholesterol issues? 71 million. How many TV commercials are there each day advertising medicine for these conditions? Seems like 71 million. What you don't see are ads for Niacin, which -- after 60 years -- is still proving to be the alternative for many cholesterol patients.
A new blood test could reveal if patients are at high risk of dying from heart disease.
Researchers say dangerous proteins build up in our body if we run too much.
Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the diagnosis of heart valve defect and the heart valve surgical solution.
Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the lifestyle seven-point plan, created to prevent or at least delay atherosclerosis, a weakening of the arteries that lead blood into and out of the heart.
What if you have a failing heart, but you're not a candidate for heart transplant, and medicines aren't working? There's an alternative: a new device and controller called the Left Ventricular Assist Device, better known as LVAD -- weighs less than 20 ounces, pumps almost as much blood as a native heart, and lasts for years.
Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses what AF is and explains a few treatment options available for this condition.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses beta blockers, ACE Inhibitors, and diuretics and their use for different heart conditions.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment for heart attack vs. sudden death.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses how different pacemakers work.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the Warfarin drug for atrial fibrillation, its side effects and new alternatives available on the market.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses cardiac resynchronization for heart failure patients.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the types of defibrillators available, who requires a defibrillator and how they are used in an emergency situation.
Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses what pacemakers are, who requires a pacemaker, and how they're inserted into the body.
Research is showing a blood test could be accurate in detecting potential heart disease risks.
1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure, and one-third doesn't know it! We'll separate fact from fiction when it comes to this very common condition.
A preliminary autopsy report in Louisiana has found that Dallas radio legend Kidd Kraddick died of cardiac arrest. Since Kraddick's sudden death, there's been public outcry of support and prayers -- along with questions about heart disease.
South Carolina man's brush with death caught on security camera. Watch as he suffers a heart attack while playing basketball and then is brought back to life by his teammates.
Patients who keep track of their blood pressure at home, and report the results to their pharmacist, have better control of their disease.
Doctors are doubling up to help beat bad heartbeats! See the new treatment for a condition that affects millions of Americans.
You're dead asleep, then you're just dead. It's estimated that 30-percent of sudden cardiac deaths happen overnight. See what's helping some people live to see another day.
Controlling both high blood pressure and high cholesterol can lower the risk for heart disease by more than half.
Heart failure survivors have a greatly increased risk of developing cancer.
Learn how to know if you're having a heart attack with Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
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Learn how to treat a leaking heart valve from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.
Learn about the link between diabetes and heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.
Learn how to find out if you have heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.
Learn to recognize the two symptoms of a leaking heart valve from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.
Learn how to live with congestive heart failure with this important information from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of heart failure (aka congestive heart failure) from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what causes chest pains, aka angina, from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what causes atherosclerosis, a condition also known as hardening of the arteries, from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what heart failure is (aka congestive heart failure) from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn how women's heart attack symptoms differ from men's with Dr. Dennis Finkielstein of Beth Israel Hospital.
Learn how obesity increases your risk of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn if eating sugar increases your risk of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn about congenital heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what women need to know about heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn how to treat heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn about ischemic heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what causes heart palpitations from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn about coronary heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn how to reverse heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn about the three different types of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what are the five risk factors for heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what are the four symptoms of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
Learn what are the main causes of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.
When Chad's body rejected his first heart transplant, doctors found another way to keep him alive. They implanted an artificial heart in his chest. An air compressor outside Chad's body keeps the valves of the heart opening and closing. Hear Chad describe what it's like to live with an artificial heart.
When Chad's body rejected his first heart transplant, doctors found another way to keep him alive. They implanted an artificial heart in his chest. Two of Chad's doctors explain how the artificial heart works.
Watch a new surgical procedure that could help patients suffering from Atrial Fibrillation.
Controlling both your blood pressure and cholesterol may cut your heart disease risk by 50 percent or more.
Following James Gandolfini's untimely death from a heart attack while on vacation, Dr. Oz tells INSIDE EDITION what you should know before you overindulge.
New genetic markers can help doctors get the right dose of the blood thinner warfarin for African American patients.
Actor James Gandolfini has died as the result of a heart attack. What can cause a heart attack at 51? Are there any clues to be taken from some of his lifestyle choices? Watch our video to find out more
A sudden and severe increase in blood pressure in considered a hypertensive crisis and should be treated quickly. Dr. Freda-Lewis Hall, Pfizer's chief medical officer, explains the symptoms to look for.
Adults living with heart failure may need to pay closer attention to their health during winter months.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports why snoring may be more than just annoying to those trying to get a good night's sleep.
No one looks forward to having surgery, but now, with the help of mobile apps, and cameras, some doctors are helping their patients get through it with less anxiety, by giving them a preview of what they face.
A study suggests your risk for dying of a heart attack may increase after your adult sibling dies.
Some people may be prone to suffering a heart attack if they over-do it shoveling heavy, wet snow.
They're popular for your good bone health, but could too much calcium damage your heart?
Some heart attack symptoms in women are mild and vague, like nausea or stomach discomfort, and therefore can be fatally misleading.
Heart disease patients who suffer from anxiety face twice the risk of early death, compared to those without anxiety.
Binge drinking in the college years can increase the risk of heart disease later in life.
Eating a heart-healthy diet can help men with metabolic syndrome, even if they don't lose weight.
A 6-year-old boy broke the record for surviving the longest on an ECMO machine that acted as his heart and lungs. He surpassed the odds and has now successfully received a heart transplant.
There are one billion people in the world who have uncontrolled high blood pressure. Now, there's a new way to fight it without pills.
A small device is changing the game for some of the smallest patients. See how it's helping keep kids alive while they wait for heart transplants.
You've probably heard of stitches that dissolve in the body-now something similar could help hearts!
For some people no matter what they do, their cholesterol skyrockets. Find out what could help some patients bring it back down to earth.
Good physical fitness can reduce the risk for heart failure according to a recent study.
A new statement from the AHA is reminding doctors that congenital heart disease patients need to exercise.
A new medical procedure gives heart patients too frail for open heart surgery another option to fix a common cardiac problem. Grant Boxleitner spoke with one woman who says the procedure saved her life.
A new kind of implantable cardiac defibrillator may save lives. One cardiac patient shares his story.
First red meat, now eggs. Researchers say lecithin found in egg yolks may prompt the body to start a process that may raise the risk for heart disease.
Alternative therapies can help lower blood pressure in some hypertension patients.
91 percent of all married couples say they are happily married. But what happens if you lose your spouse to sickness or death? It can actually break your heart and cause serious health problems.
A study shows cholesterol and saturated fat aren't the only links between red meat and heart disease. The main problem appears to be a chemical found in red meat called carnitine.
A compound in energy drinks and red meat may clog arteries.
Researchers believe they have discovered a new link between the consumption of red meat and cardiovascular disease.
Chest pain patients who follow-up with a cardiologist after being discharged from the hospital have lower rates of death.
Research shows patients who struggle with statin side effects could have a better outcome by switching brands or reducing dosage.
Therapeutic hypothermia is being used at some hospitals to stop brain tissue death in cardiac patients.
Young boy and his family wait for a heart to replace the one he has which is overgrown.
Pfizer's Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. explains ways to reduce your risk of a stroke.
New heart test is safer than typical exams, and can more accurately determine the severity of a blocked artery.
One of Rachael Ray's viewers gets her cholesterol measured, a test that every woman should get.
An irregular heartbeat can lead to serious health problems. Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer, and E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork have a heart-to-heart discussion about atrial fibrillation.
A new procedure using new technology and a valve from a cow is helping some heart surgery patients.
Legendary singer Mary Wilson of 'The Supremes' asks The Doctors how to make sense of high cholesterol levels.
Heart disease kills nearly 600,000 Americans every year -- it's the leading cause of death in our country. Yes, even more than cancer. So you can imagine how paranoid people get when they Google 'chest pain' and the first thing that pops up is heart attack. So we're taking a look at what chest pain really is in this segment of Googlechondriac.
Garrett tells Nancy his story about receiving a heart transplant while young, and having complications so that he needs a second one, and the pain of needing another.
Siblings Zion and Zhania tell Nancy the story of both needing, and getting, heart transplants within a few weeks of each other.
New study found that married men and women had a better chance to survive a heart attack and heart health.
The leading cause of death in the US is preventable & controllable. Fitness expert Jackie Warner is here to help us get smart about heart disease.
The leading cause of death in the US is preventable & controllable. Fitness expert Jackie Warner joins Mike to share some healthy heart tips and to help us get smart about heart disease.
The Doctors has an exciting partnership with USA Weekend magazine as the exclusive medical contributors to its weekly HealthSmart column! E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how the latest article focuses on ways to lower bad cholesterol levels.
Over the past decade awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women has gone up -- and deaths from the disease have gone down.
How much exercise should you be doing to keep your heart ticking? Find with Heart Research UK.
Forget the pills! See how a machine is helping people who can't lower their cholesterol levels.
The Doctors are joined by Pro-Bowl defensive end Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman to tackle health issues surrounding football games. Find out whether added stress during a big game can cause a heart attack.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News, discusses the simple steps women can take to ensure they have a good healthy heart. Part of the series Mondays with Marlo on MarloThomas.com
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News, outlines the what women need to know about preventing heart disease and identifying heart health issues. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com
A new catheter using ultrasound energy along with drugscan be used to "blast" blood clots in the lungs. Doreen Gentzler reports.
Even if you quit smoking a year before undergoing heart bypass surgery, your veins may not be healthy enough to ensure a positive outcome.
Monica Robins reports on a new device that may help repair damaged hearts by stimulating the vagus nerve.
A preliminary study links BPA with adverse effects on the heart and kidneys.
Close relatives of young people who have died of a sudden heart attack are at risk for heart disease themselves.
Paramedics use a treatment that dramatically lowers the body's temperature to bring a cardiac arrest victim back to life after her heart stopped for a full twelve minutes.
The coating on aspirin may prevent it from working well to prevent heart attack.
A Florida man said he suffered the dangers of energy drinks first-hand. His doctors say his energy drink consumption may have caused him to have a heart attack at just 41 years old.
A heart-healthy diet helps cardiovascular disease patients live longer.
A majority of Americans with high blood pressure don't talk with their doctors about ways to improve their condition, according to a new survey.
High blood pressure in young adults is likely to go undiagnosed, according to a new study.
It may not be the cold of winter that leads to a seasonal increase in heart-related deaths, it's our lifestyle.
The prevalence of fatal coronary heart disease is higher among African Americans.
A large study of the U.S. Hispanic population reveals a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors.
A stranger's stem cells may be as safe and as effective as a patient's own cells for helping to restore heart tissue, according to a new study.
Visible signs of aging -- balding, graying hair and wrinkles -- may also be signs of an increased risk for a heart attack.
A study that previously indicated multivitamins may reduce the risk of cancer in men now shows no benefit when it comes to heart health.
A study presented at an annual meeting of the American Heart Association suggests a slight heart benefit to chelation therapy, where metals are removed from the bloodstream.
The American Heart Association says latest research findings support the AHA's stand on limiting sodium intake.
Bystander CPR is lacking in certain neighborhoods.
Men who have risk factors for cardiovascular disease are also at risk for peripheral artery disease.
A new, miniminally invasive technique gives new life to previously inoperable patients. Christine Haas spoke with a man who was one of the first to be treated with the world's smallest heart pump.
Patients with L-VAD pacemakers do not have a pulse and that could confuse emergency workers. Now rescue crews are being trained to respond which could be life-saving.
Almost half of American adults with high blood pressure have it under control.
A new study reveals foods rich in antioxidants could help prevent heart attacks in women.
Beta blockers may not effectively prevent cardiovascular events.
Clinic develops a newer, smaller artificial heart called a "smart heart".
Enduring extreme temperatures may increase the risk of early cardiovascular-related death.
Cardiac related deaths among marathon runners can be reduced with simple planning.
Millions of Americans have high blood pressure that they cannot control with medication or a doctor's help, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Norman Wu was 37 years old and physically fit when he had a massive heart attack. He techinically died twice... but lives to tell about it.
Extending resuscitation efforts by just 10 minutes could improve survival rates among hospital patients suffering cardiac arrest.
People who have a low risk for heart disease should not be given routine ECG screenings in the hopes of spotting something before it develops.
A new study finds measuring the amount of calcium in your arteries is a accurate way to predict your risk for heart problems.
Learning some tips can help you and others survive a heart attack.
New research reveals damaged heart cells can be transformed into healthy tissue.
A quarter of elderly people may have an undiagnosed but treatable heart condition.
A fitness club manager helped save the life of a woman who had a heart attack during a racquetball match. Now, Nancy Miller is meeting the strangers who saved her for the first time. Mola Lenghi reports.
Newborn baby receives heart transplant to help solver a multitude of problems.
A young woman thought she was the picture of health she ate well, exercised and even ran marathons. But she didn't know she had a genetic predisposition to heart disease until she had a silent heart attack.
Many of the nearly one million adults who suffer a heart attack will need to go back to the hospital within the first thirty days. Now a new study looks at the reasons why.
A majority of public heart attacks take place away from potentially life-saving AEDs.
While it's true drinking moderate amounts of any form of alcohol can help your heart, there's evidence that wine provides the biggest benefit.
Men who have survived a heart attack have a lower risk of death if they are moderate drinkers.
Researchers have linked air pollution to the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Young blogger receives a heart after waiting nearly 6 months.
Nearly half of heart patients will make a major medication error after they are discharged from the hospital, even when under a pharmacist's care.
A high-salt diet is associated with high blood pressure.
Cholesterol and blood pressure levels may drop by changing the kind of oils used in cooking.
Dannii Martin explains to Nancy how heart problems motivated her to lose weight.
A study suggests smoking just one cigarette a day increases the risk for sudden death.
Studies have shown that smoking after a stroke affects cognitive functions.
Researchers have created a nicotine vaccine that works in mice, but we are still somewhat far from human trials.
New medical tools allow doctors to share test results in a variety of ways.
Two thirds of severely obese children have at least one risk factor for heart disease.
Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. David Greuner explains the relatively common heart condition, mitral valve prolapse.
A baby girl was born with her heart outside of her chest. Her chances of survival were slim, but after life-saving surgery, Baby Audrina may be able to go home with her family. Rachel McNeill reports.
People with obstructive sleep apnea may have the same risk as diabetics when it comes to heart disease.
EKGs in ambulances can transmit information to the hospital so the doctors can see the information right on their phones before patients even arrive.
Even with CPR using chest compressions only, no rescue breathing, it appears to be the best way to keep cardiac arrest patients alive until paramedics arrive.
After son passed away, parents found some comfort in knowing his heart would be donated to save a life.
Shoveling that snow-packed driveway may increase the risk of heart attacks for some people.
Anne Thompson reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the hospital recovering from a blood clot to her head.
New research shows calcium supplements may cause more harm than good. A study found patients who took calcium pills regularly were 86% more likely to have a heart attack than those who did not.
A man with no heart was able to walk out of the hospital... and be home for the holidays. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports.
A man with no heart was able to walk out of the hospital... and be home for the holidays. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports.
"Emotional Freedom Therapy" or "Tapping Therapy", a method that's seen success with PTSD patients, is now being used to help cardiac patients recover from the trauma of having a heart attack.
Cardiovascular health in America varies greatly state by state.
Holiday family get-togethers may be a good time to learn about your heart health!
A review of research suggests blood transfusions are associated with early death among heart attack patients.
Learn the two types of cholesterol and where your ideal ratio should be for optimal health.
See which foods can help raise healthy HDL cholesterol.
The Doctors' producers traveled coast to coast in search of the most beautiful men in medicine to bring you a full year of helpful health tips and handsome faces with the Most Beautiful Doctors in America 2013 calendar. Meet Dr. August: Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. David Greuner.
Lower bad cholesterol by adding more probiotics to your diet.
Often mistaken as a heart attack, it's one of the most misdiagnosed heart problems there is. Now there's a new procedure to fix pericarditis.
A first of its kind device is helping doctors monitor post-op heart patients like never before!
A heart attack claimed the life of American television legend Dick Clark in 2012, following a procedure for an enlarged prostate. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon explains how a transurethral prostatic resection, the common procedure that Clark underwent, is performed.
Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women, and celebrities are not immune to the statistic. Watch a simulation of what you might encounter when someone is suffering a heart attack, and learn the emergency action steps to take that could save a life. Plus, learn how to perform hands-only compression CPR.
Seeing inside hearts like never before is helping doctors beat a dangerous problem. Find out more about the new treatment doctors are recruiting patients for right now.
The latest statistics on survival and disability after sudden cardiac arrest and the numbers are encouraging.
New study links insomnia to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Your chest hurts, you feel dizzy--about 30-percent of all seniors say they have felt this way. They could be suffering from aortic stenosis. The problem is that if you're too old or too sick, there was little doctors could do. But now, there's a new way to save seniors!
Dr. Kathy Magliato, a cardiothoracic surgeon at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica and author of Heart Matters, joins Dr. Travis to discuss what causes a heart attack and why symptoms are often hard to detect.
When Susan Koeppen was running one morning, her heart's electrical system malfunctioned, causing sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Travis explains the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest.
Susan Koeppen, a mother of three and a television news anchor in Pittsburgh, went for a run with some friends one Sunday morning. After two miles, she started having difficulty breathing and collapsed. When her friend caught up to her, she was unresponsive.
Susan Koeppen had been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, which is common in women, in 2004 during a routine physical. However, Susan developed mitral valve regurgitation, a condition when the heart pumps blood the wrong way and flows into the lungs.
After she recovered from the cardiac arrest, Susan Koeppen had surgery to repair her heart valve so it would no longer pump blood in the wrong direction.
Gail Blanke is a motivational speaker and author. After 20 years with Avon she successfully launched her own company. Life seemed until heart disease struck. Watch the video to hear her inspirational story.
True or False: Cholesterol levels are improving among U.S. adults.
If you're diagnosed with an unhealthy cholesterol level, be ready to ask questions and work with your doctor to figure out the best treatment. Dr. Brian Lyle explains how women can advocate for their health.
Recent headlines report that eating eggs may be as harmful to your arteries as smoking cigarettes. Could it be true? The Doctors clear the air.
For kids waiting for heart transplants each day is a gift. But as they wait, each day could also be their last. Now, a new device, similar to one that helped a powerful politician, is giving kids more time.
Actor, director and author of "I'm Not Dead Yet!", Robby Benson, joins The Doctors to discuss his first-hand experiences as a survivor of four open-heart surgeries.
Cardiologist Dr. John M. Kennedy explains the different types of preventative cardiac screenings.
Nancy, 38, has a history of heart disease and high cholesterol in her family. She visits Dr. Kennedy, who performs two cardiac tests to determine her risk.
Listen up, ladies! Heart failure affects 2.5 million women in the U.S. We tell you the subtle symptoms you need to watch for.
In a new study, this combination of cooking oils reduced blood pressure almost as well as a common medication.
In tonight`s medical watch - a story that may overwhelm your heart - about a man who has no heart - at least no human organ. Instead he walked out of the hospital with an artificial heart pumping blood through his body keeping him alive.
If you take Omega 3 supplements for their heart-healthy benefits, here's a study you won't want to miss.
Blood pressure and cholesterol are both essential to our overall health, but should we focus on one more than the other?
E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how heart disease progresses over time and the lifestyle choices that can prevent a heart attack from occurring.
Cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol explains how modern cardiology may be able to predict when a heart attack will occur with the help of a cell phone app.
While trying to fix a jammed nail gun Dennis, 52, accidentally fired a four-inch nail into his chest, piercing his right ventricle and sending him into cardiac arrest. Hear how a team of doctors saved his life.
Is the risk of stroke higher after coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty?
Learn how waking to the sudden, shrill sound of an alarm clock can create higher blood pressure and more rapid heart rates than waking naturally.
Janet Varney, Actor Tom Arnold, Doctor Kevin Shannon, campers Savannah Todd and Yasi Emanian talk about their experience with Camp del Corazon, a camp for kids kids affected by heart disease.
New research shows that an hour of spinning triggers the same biochemical reactions as a heart attack, increasing the possibility of a misdiagnosis.
Dr. Derrick Cutting explains how fat may cause a heart attack and the stages of heart attack as it occurs.
GP and health writer Dr. Ellie Cannon gives you some tips on how to increase your HDL cholesterol, which is the "good cholesterol" in our bodies.
Deepak Chopra, author and M.D., has some unique advice for how to maintain a healthy heart, and improve your chances against heart disease. Part of the series Mondays with Marlo on MarloThomas.com
Cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy performs a number of tests on plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon's heart.
Cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy reveals the results of plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon's heart tests.
Leading Cardiologist Carl Lavie shares latest research on cholesterol lowering treatments and tips on how to keep your heart healthy.
Keeping your teeth clean may help you prevent heart attacks. Here's how.
Youth ministry leader Lonnie Smith got a new heart and a second chance at life with his children.
Heart disease is the number one killer in America. Every year 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 have a repeated heart attack. But there is a lot of misinformation out there. We'll bust top heart attack myths.
In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose", Michelle King Robson examines a few lifestyle habits that may be bad for your heart and lead to heart disease.
Eggs have gotten a bad rap for being high in cholesterol. But can they be part of a heart healthy diet? Our Healthy Skeptic is on the case.
More than 80 million people in the United States suffer from spider veins or varicose veins - but are they harmful to your health?
Do you drink a glass of red wine everyday for its health benefits? What about a piece of dark chocolate after dinner? Cardiac surgeon Dr. Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen, authors of Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need, dispel the myths you may believe about maintaining your cardiovascular health.
Resetting irregular hearts! How 3-D technology is helping patients get better results.
Unclogged and on their way! We show you the fast new approach to clearing up blocked arteries.
Some doctors call it the most common disease that nobody's heard of. Peripheral Artery disease affects 12 million Americans. While 1 in 20 people over age 50 have PAD, it can strike younger adults as well.
Ron Winslow on Lunch Break looks at how to prevent a heart attack, and Melinda Beck discusses symptoms to look out for and what to do while waiting for paramedics.
Learn how to lower your blood pressure with these health tips.
Dr. Oz explains how genetics and lifestyle affect your cholesterol level.
Christine undergoes the vertical auto profile (VAP) test to provide an individualized picture of her heart disease and diabetes risks. The VAP test identifies hidden cholesterol issues that can increase the risk of heart disease or diabetes, even if your routine cholesterol test results are normal.
Modify your lifestyle to lower your cholesterol.
Dr. Russell Greenfield explains the difference between good and bad cholesterol and shares his advice for keeping it in check.
Dr. Kahlon shares many tidbits of information about high blood pressure and high cholesterol that women with these conditions need to know.
Dr. Kahlon shares when a patient can replace statin therapy, a medication taken for high cholesterol, with red rice yeast.
Are statins really a miracle drug for people at risk for heart disease? Should everyone take them? Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women and Heart Disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains what you need to know about statins.
Dr. Kent Holtorf describes what statins are and how they are beneficial when you have significant heart disease, but in other, less severe cases it might be advisable not to use statins.
Dr. Christopher Cannon discusses how you can lower your overall cholesterol level, by dieting, avoiding high cholesterol foods, exercising, and sometimes taking medication, especially those who've had heart attacks.
Dr. Christopher Cannon tells us about the different types of cholesterol, such as LDL or low-density lipoprotien, which is the bad cholesterol, and HDL or high-density lipoprotein, which is the good cholesterol.
Question: 11. How long does it take for life style changes like diet and exercise to affect one's cholesterol? And what are some other steps one can take to lower their cholesterol? ICYOU.com's Family Practice Physician Emily Haly explains.
Watch this video to test your knowledge on good and bad cholesterol.
Dr. Shani S. Saks shares the test a woman should ask for when she has cholesterol concerns.
Dr. Lyle shares how often a woman should have her cholesterol levels checked.
Dr. Lyle recalls the side effects associated with cholesterol lowering medications.
Dr. Lyle introduces himself and shares what all women should know about cholesterol.
Dr. Lyle describes good and bad cholesterol and the differences between them.
Dr. Lyle recalls how genetics and lifestyle contributes to high cholesterol levels and explains how he analyzes these levels before developing treatment plans. For more on Heart Disease heart-disease.
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