Heart Health - Videos

Does a High Body Mass Index Equal an Unhealthy Heart?

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.

Mayo Clinic Minute - Cholesterol Vaccine

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.

Cholesterol Dangers in Young Adulthood

Even slightly high cholesterol in young adulthood raises heart disease risk, a study finds.

?Make ?Bath Time Fun and Educational? with Crayons?

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.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Flu Shot and Heart Attack

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.

Leeza Gibbons' Family Health Scare

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.

Food Diaries

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.

Sugar and Your Health

Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages increase fat that accumulates around the middle, a new study finds.

The Civil War's Lasting Effects On Southern Health

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.

How to Burn 100 Calories in 10 Minutes

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.

Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden, according to a new study.

Mayo Clinic Minute: The New Holiday Heart

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.

Can Wearing a Bra Cause Breast Cancer?

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 Is Saving This Little Girl's Life

Viagra- yes, THAT Viagra, is keeping a little girl with a heart defect alive.

Tasty Treat to Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

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!

To Blot or Not to Blot Your Pizza?

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.

Botox for a Healthy Heart?

The Doctors discuss how surgeons are using Botox to help treat atrial fibrillation in heart patients.

HPL Takes On: Heart Talk

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.

Study Links Sugary Drinks To Heart Failure

A new study determined something we already know: drinking sugary drinks is bad.

3 At-Home Treatments for Cold Sores

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 Surprising Reason You're Gaining Weight

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!

Dr. Elisa Port Tells Us What Will Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

This will increase the risk of breast cancer

Psoriasis and Heart Disease Risk

People with more psoriasis may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Did Plastic Surgery Cause Reality Star's Mini Stroke?

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.

How a Young Person Could Suffer a Stroke

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.

Are Baseball Games Too Dangerous for Spectators?

The Doctors discuss whether professional baseball leagues should do more to prevent injuries to spectators at games.

Queen Latifah Discusses Her Mom's Battle With Heart Failure

Queen Latifah talks about her mother's battle with heart failure.

Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman Tells All About Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure

In a web exclusive, Dr. Berman shares whether she's happy with the results of her vaginal rejuvenation procedure.

Dizziness and Heart Disease Risk

When is getting dizzy when you stand up a minor problem and when is it more serious?

Woman with Debilitating Condition Shares How Others React to Her

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.

This Is Your Heart on Cocaine

The Doctors compare the heart of a long-term cocaine user with a healthy heart. Any questions?

Mobile Health Strategies for Heart Disease

Simple text messages may help improve heart disease risk factors.

Sleep and Heart Health

Quantity and quality of sleep is important for heart health.

Father Fights Back from Death to Walk Daughter Down the Aisle

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.

Heart and Brain Function Related?

According to a new study, thinking skills may be tied to heart attack risk.

Top 3 Places to Have a Heart Attack

You should know the hospital isn't one of them.

Breastfeeding and Heart Disease Prevention

Breastfeeding may lower cardiovascular disease risk in women.

Save Your Heart Through Your Wrist

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.

Lifestyle and Heart Failure Risk

Making the right lifestyle choices can significantly cut your risk of heart failure.

Heartburn Drugs and Heart Attack Risk

Common GERD medication may increase the risk of heart attack.

How To Know If You're Having A 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.

3 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Sitting Disease

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.

Faster Stress Test for Hearts: D-Spect

A traditional stress test for heart patients used to mean minutes in an enclosed tube, now there's a more comfortable way for patients.

Heartburn Vs. Heart Attack

Cardiologist Damian Chaupin, M.D., explains how to tell the difference between everyday heartburn and a life-threatening heart attack.

Controlling Blood Sugar

Tightly controlling blood sugar levels may reduce cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes patients.

Alcohol and Your Heart

Moderate drinking may damage your heart when you hit your senior years.

Lose Weight, Save Your Heart

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

Bionic Woman: LVAD Helps Heart

Today's left ventricular assist devices are newer and better than ever, they may even be able to help heal hearts.

Flex Stent: Hope for PAD?

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.

Evaheart Cardiac Pump

A new cardiac pump has been implanted in a patient in the U.S. for the first time and is showing great promise.

Preventing Strokes with a Heart Monitor

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 and Your Heart

Stress caused by traumatic life events may increase the risk of heart attacks in women.

Divorce and Heart Attack Risk

A new study finds that divorce may increase your risk of a heart attack.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Physical Activity

Incidence of sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults.

Heart Attack During Surgery: The Medical Protocol for Stopping Surgery

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.

Mal Moore's Daughter Sues Over Heart Drug

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.

Battling High Blood Pressure

The death rate related to high blood pressure continues to rise.

Smoking Exposure and Your Child's Heart Health

Does exposure to second-hand smoke increase a child's risk for cardiovascular disease?

Kids and Heart Health

How many children score well in four key indicators of heart health?

Electrocardiogram Debate

Should your annual physical include an electrocardiogram or echo-cardiogram?

The CoreValve Alternative to Open Heart Valve Replacement

A new breakthrough heart procedure that eliminates the need for open-heart valve replacement. The procedure is said to be better than standard surgery

Some NCAA Schools Get Aggressive on Heart Exams

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

Workout Intensity & Your Health

Low intensity or high intensity What type of workout is better if you're at risk for diabetes or heart disease?

Dangers of High Cholesterol

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.

How Do Blood Clots From in Your Veins?

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 Life-Saving Clip to Treat Mitral Regurgitation

A new option for patients with severe mitral regurgitation who are too sick for open heart surgery.

Atrial Fibrillation: Are You at Risk?

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.

My Hoarding Almost Cost Me My Marriage

Lee Shuer joins HuffPost Live to explain how his hoarding almost cost him his marriage.

4 Habits That Can Harm Your Heart

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.

How to Avoid Blood Clots When Traveling

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.

Healing Hearts Without a Transplant

A heart pump used to keep people alive until they receive a heart transplant has a surprising result- it actually helps failing hearts.

Saving Young Athletes' 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

Patching Up Bruised Hearts with Heart Stem Cells

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 Family History of Heart Disease

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.

How Diet Pills Affect Your Heart

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.

Judy's Husband Stayed Alive with the Bee Gees

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.

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Amy McGorry from Prevention Magazine reviews simple steps you can take to ensure a healthy heart.

How Snoring Could Lead to Heart Disease

Snoring puts strain on the major blood vessels in the neck, which over time could lead to heart disease.

Kurt Warner Q&A with Muscle & Fitness

Muscle & Fitness talks to three-time NFL MVP and current football analyst Kurt Warner about football and a topic very close to his heart.

This 3D Printed Device Could Predict Heart Attacks

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.

Data Shows Heart Plaque Builds Up Early in Life

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.

Why Nighttime E.R. Visits Are More Deadly

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.

What Resting Heart Rates Mean

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.

Marathon Runners Have More Plaque in Their Hearts Than Non-Runners

A Minneapolis heart doctor found that long-time marathoners have more plaque in their arteries than non-runners.

Sleep Impact on the Heart

People who suffer from insomnia may have a much higher risk of stroke compared to those who sleep well.

5 Things You May Not Know About Your Heart

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.

Larry King's Not-So-Hollywood Heart Attack

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.

Shoveling Snow Can Lead to Heart Attacks

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.

Mini-Pacemaker Can Be Inserted Into the Heart Without Surgery

A new stand-alone pacemaker can be inserted into the heart... without surgery.

New Catheter Saves the Life of a Cardiac Patient

A new implantable catheter helped to save the life of a cardiac patient who was running out of options.

High Blood Pressure May Increase the Risk of Stroke

Even slightly elevated blood pressure may increase the risk of stroke, study finds.

What Is Aortic Valve Repair?

A Florida doctor explains the different types of aorta surgeries.

Family Reunites at Hospital for Heart Procedures

Family members reunite at the hospital when they all have procedures done for their hearts.

New Study Looks at Devices to Help Heart Failure Patients

Florida study is testing devices that could help heart failure patients. Gayle Guyardo reports.

3 Common Heart Disease Myths You Probably Believe

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?

Energy Drink Dangers

Learn how a jolt of caffeine landed 22-year-old Jake in the ER!

Atrial Fibrillation Explained

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.

Muscle Pain or Heart Pain?

How to tell the difference between a muscle pain and a far more serious heart pain.

High LDLs Can Cause Heart Attacks Early in Life

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.

Recovering from a Stroke

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 Attack Warning Signs

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.

Guidelines For Cholesterol Intake, from Sharon Mulvagh, MD

Guidelines For Cholesterol Intake

Sharon Mulvagh, M.D. With Marlo Thomas

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.

Three Necessary Tests If You Think You're Having A Heart Attack

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.

What Stress Can Do To The Heart, from Sharon Mulvagh, M.D.

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.

Heart Attack Signs In Women, from Sharon Mulvagh, M.D.

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.

Healthy Behaviors That Can Prevent Heart Disease, from Sharon Mulvagh, MD

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.

Marlo Thomas With Sharon Mulvagh, M.D.

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.

How To Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication, from Sharon Mulvagh, M.D.

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.

Strategies to Safeguard Your Heart

E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork shares heart-healthy tips from The Doctors' latest HealthSmart column in USA Weekend magazine.

How Women Can Protect Their Heart and Bones

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?

My Most Serious Wake Up Call, From Rosie O'Donnell

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.

Know Your Facts About Heart Disease, From Rosie O'Donnell

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.

The Mistake I Made When I Had A Heart Attack, From Rosie O'Donnell

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.

Changing My Diet After My Heart Attack, From Rosie O'Donnell

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.

Rosie O'Donnell With Marlo Thomas

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.

Three Things On Rosie O'Donnell's Bucket List

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.

The Signs Of A Heart Attack For Women, From Rosie O'Donnell

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.

How to Survive a Heart Attack

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.

The Health Effects of a Hypertensive Crisis

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

Mechanical Heart Pumps Are Making Up for Donor Shortage

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 May Spell Heart Trouble

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.

Use This Spread to Lower LDL Cholesterol

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.

The Symptoms of an SVT Heart Attack

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.

Can the Super Bowl Cause Heart Attacks?

A new study finds the emotional stress of the Super Bowl causes a spike in heart attacks in the losing team's home town.

Heart Disease Prevention Myths

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.

New Test Could Predict Heart Disease Before Symptoms Occur

Researchers working on a test that could predict problems related to heart disease long before any symptoms are even present.

How Snakes Can Help Cure Heart Disease

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.

What Are the New Guidelines for Treating High Blood Pressure?

New guidelines relax the limits for which adults would need to start blood pressure medication.

How Much Sleep Is Good for Your Heart?

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.

All The Facts About High Blood Pressure

The best quiz about high blood pressure

Heart Attack at 21

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.

High Cholesterol Leads to Early Heart Attack

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.

High Cholesterol Leads to Early Heart Attack

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.

4 Alternatives to Aspirin

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.

Treating High Blood Pressure Without Medication

E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork offers tips to lower blood pressure without medication.

TIME Explains: The New Cholesterol Guidelines

New guidelines would double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Here's what you need to know.

Minnesota Has a New Rapid Response for Cardiac Arrest Victims

One American city is using rapid response to save victims of sudden cardiac arrest when time is tight.

Psychological Support May Help Heart Disease Patients

Having a network of support can help patients suffering from heart disease.

Relax & Reduce Stress to Prevent a Heart Attack

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.

Is It OK to Stop Worrying About Salt & 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.

Are You a Candidate for Daily Low-Dose Baby Aspirin?

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.

Your Blood Pressure on Sugar

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.

Switch to Whole Grains to Prevent Heart Disease

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.

Omega-7 Fatty Acids and Heart Health

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.

Improve Your Blood Pressure, Can the Soda

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.

How to Cut Your Heart Attack Risk in Half

"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

Heart Disease and Vitamin D

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.

5 Smart Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

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.

4 Things to Know About Heart Attacks

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.

Older People Exposed to Airplane Noise at Risk for Heart Problems

Senior citizens exposed to loud airplane noises are more likely to be hospitalized with cardiovascular problems.

Can Diet and Exercise Alone Be Enough to Lower Cholesterol?

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.

Can Exercise Improve My Cholesterol Even If I Don't Lose Weight?

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.

What's the Best Exercise to Lower Cholesterol?

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.

What Kind of Medication Is Used to Lower Cholesterol?

In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, explains how statins are used along with a smart diet and exercise to lower cholesterol.

What Are the Risks Associated With Medications Used 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.

What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension?

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.

What Is Hypertension?

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.

How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?

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.

What Are the Top Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

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.

Is Hypertension Linked to Other Health Issues?

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.

What Is "Resistant" Hypertension and How Is It Treated?

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.

Is There a Link Between Hypertension and Sleep Apnea?

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.

Metabolic Syndrome and Its Impact on Heart Health

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.

Does Diabetes Increase Heart Disease Risks?

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.

Does Controlling Blood Sugar Levels Lower Heart Disease Risks?

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.

How Do I Know If I Have Metabolic Syndrome?

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.

What Role Does Stress Play in Heart Health?

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.

Can a Flu Shot Help Protect My 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.

What Is the Range For Normal Blood Pressure?

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 Is the Difference Between Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure?

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.

What Is a Heart-Healthy Diet?

In this WisePatient video, cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, reveals what should be the menu for a diet to help prevent heart disease.

What Role Does Reducing Sodium Play in Lowering High Blood Pressure?

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.

What Is the DASH Diet?

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.

How Does High Blood Pressure Raise My Risk of a Heart Attack or Stroke?

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.

Does Heart Disease Differ Between Men and Women?

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.

Why Are Heart Attack Symptoms Different in Women and Men?

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.

What Is the Average Onset of Heart Disease in Men Vs. Women?

Heart disease is an equal-opportunity offender for men and women, says cardiologist Merle Myerson, MD, in this WisePatient video.

How Your Dog Can Help You Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure

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.

What's Involved in Pre-Exercise Screening?

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.

Should I Take Baby Aspirin to Help Prevent a Heart Attack?

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.

Psychological Intervention Might Help Fight Heart Attacks

Researchers say evidence suggests talking it out, listening to music and praying can reduce the chances of a second heart attack.

Heart Attacks: Yes, It Can Happen to You

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.

Five Ways to Lower Stroke Risk

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's Health Scare

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.

Symptoms Of A Heart Attack From Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz discusses some warning signs of a heart attack. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.

20-Minute Exercises For Your Heart From Dr. Oz

Learn about some exercises to strengthen your heart from Dr. Oz. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on MarloThomas.com.

Daily Burger Diet?

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' Blood Test Results

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

Heart attack death rates have not changed even though hospitals have gotten faster at treating emergency patients.

30% of People Do Not Get Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

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.

200,000 Heart Attacks Could Have Been Prevented By Simple Life Changes

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.

Niacin: Still The Alternative For 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.

New Blood Test Could Detect Risk For Heart Disease

A new blood test could reveal if patients are at high risk of dying from heart disease.

Running More Than a Marathon Can Be Dangerous

Researchers say dangerous proteins build up in our body if we run too much.

Heart Valve Surgery: Diagnosis and Valve Replacement Surgery

Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the diagnosis of heart valve defect and the heart valve surgical solution.

Seven-Point Plan For Heart Health

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.

LVAD: The Alternative to a Failing 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.

Atrial Fibrillation Definition and Treatment Options

Dr. Stephen Fort, MD, MBChB, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses what AF is and explains a few treatment options available for this condition.

Beta Blockers, Ace Inhibitors, and Diuretics

Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses beta blockers, ACE Inhibitors, and diuretics and their use for different heart conditions.

Heart Attack Vs. Sudden Death

Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment for heart attack vs. sudden death.

How Do Different Pacemakers Work?

Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses how different pacemakers work.

Warfarin and New Medication Alternatives for Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses the Warfarin drug for atrial fibrillation, its side effects and new alternatives available on the market.

What Is Cardiac Resynchronization?

Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses cardiac resynchronization for heart failure patients.

What Is a Defibrillator?

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.

What Is a Pacemaker?

Dr. Kevin Pistawka, MD, FRCSC, Cardiologist, discusses what pacemakers are, who requires a pacemaker, and how they're inserted into the body.

Simple Blood Test Could Prevent Heart Disease

Research is showing a blood test could be accurate in detecting potential heart disease risks.

High Blood Pressure Facts and Myths

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.

Kidd Kraddick Autopsy: Kraddick Died of Cardiac Arrest

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.

Caught on Camera: Man Brought Back to Life

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 Check Blood Pressure at Home Have Better Control

Patients who keep track of their blood pressure at home, and report the results to their pharmacist, have better control of their disease.

Hybrid Surgery to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Doctors are doubling up to help beat bad heartbeats! See the new treatment for a condition that affects millions of Americans.

The Wearable Defibrillator Saves Lives

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.

Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Control Can Lower the Risk For Heart Disease

Controlling both high blood pressure and high cholesterol can lower the risk for heart disease by more than half.

Cancer Risk Increased After Surviving Heart Failure

Heart failure survivors have a greatly increased risk of developing cancer.

How to Know If You're Having a Heart Attack

Learn how to know if you're having a heart attack with Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

How High Blood Pressure Increases Your Risk of Heart Disease

Learn how high blood pressure, aka hypertension, increases your risk of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.

How to Treat a Leaking Heart Valve

Learn how to treat a leaking heart valve from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.

Link Between Diabetes & Heart Disease

Learn about the link between diabetes and heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.

How to Find Out If You Have Heart Disease

Learn how to find out if you have heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.

2 Symptoms of a Leaking Heart Valve

Learn to recognize the two symptoms of a leaking heart valve from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein in this Howcast video.

How to Live With Congestive Heart Failure

Learn how to live with congestive heart failure with this important information from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Heart Failure

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of heart failure (aka congestive heart failure) from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Causes Chest Pains?

Learn what causes chest pains, aka angina, from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Causes Atherosclerosis AKA Hardening of the Arteries?

Learn what causes atherosclerosis, a condition also known as hardening of the arteries, from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Is Heart Failure Aka Congestive Heart Failure?

Learn what heart failure is (aka congestive heart failure) from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms Vs. Men's

Learn how women's heart attack symptoms differ from men's with Dr. Dennis Finkielstein of Beth Israel Hospital.

How Obesity Increases Your Risk of Heart Disease

Learn how obesity increases your risk of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

Does Sugar Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Learn if eating sugar increases your risk of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Is Congenital Heart Disease?

Learn about congenital heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

Learn what women need to know about heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

How to Treat Heart Disease

Learn how to treat heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Is Ischemic Heart Disease?

Learn about ischemic heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Learn what causes heart palpitations from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

What Is Coronary Heart Disease?

Learn about coronary heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

How to Reverse Heart Disease

Learn how to reverse heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

3 Types of Heart Disease | Heart Disease

Learn about the three different types of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

5 Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Learn what are the five risk factors for heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

4 Symptoms of Heart Disease

Learn what are the four symptoms of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

The Main Causes of Heart Disease

Learn what are the main causes of heart disease from Dr. Dennis Finkielstein.

Living 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. 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.

How an Artificial Heart Works

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.

New Heart Procedure Helps Patients Suffering from Atrial Fibrillation

Watch a new surgical procedure that could help patients suffering from Atrial Fibrillation.

Why You Should Control Both Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels

Controlling both your blood pressure and cholesterol may cut your heart disease risk by 50 percent or more.

Dr. Oz Discusses Vacation Heart Attack Risks

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.

Genes Can Help Doctors Prescribe Blood Thinners

New genetic markers can help doctors get the right dose of the blood thinner warfarin for African American patients.

James Gandolfini's Death: What Can Cause a Heart Attack at 51?

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

How to Recognize and Treat Hypertensive Crisis

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.

Living with Heart Failure Can Be Problematic in Winter Months

Adults living with heart failure may need to pay closer attention to their health during winter months.

Snoring May Indicate Heart Disease

Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports why snoring may be more than just annoying to those trying to get a good night's sleep.

New App Lets Patients Worry Less About Surgery

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.

Your Risk for Heart Attack Increases If a Sibling Dies

A study suggests your risk for dying of a heart attack may increase after your adult sibling dies.

Over-Shoveling Snow Could Lead to a Heart Attack

Some people may be prone to suffering a heart attack if they over-do it shoveling heavy, wet snow.

Can Calcium Supplements Harm Your Heart?

They're popular for your good bone health, but could too much calcium damage your heart?

Some Women Experience Atypical Symptoms During a Heart Attack

Some heart attack symptoms in women are mild and vague, like nausea or stomach discomfort, and therefore can be fatally misleading.

Anxiety Can Increase Risk of Death From Heart Disease

Heart disease patients who suffer from anxiety face twice the risk of early death, compared to those without anxiety.

College Binge Drinking Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

Binge drinking in the college years can increase the risk of heart disease later in life.

Heart-Healthy Diets Can Help Men with Metabolic Syndrome

Eating a heart-healthy diet can help men with metabolic syndrome, even if they don't lose weight.

6-Year-Old Boy Receives Heart Transplant Despite Odds Against Him

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.

Burning Away High Blood Pressure

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.

The World's Smallest Heart Pump

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.

New Heart Surgery Uses Dissolving Stents to Avoid Stitches

You've probably heard of stitches that dissolve in the body-now something similar could help hearts!

New Drug to Treat HOFH Genetic Cholesterol Storage

For some people no matter what they do, their cholesterol skyrockets. Find out what could help some patients bring it back down to earth.

Physical Fitness Can Reduce the Risk for Heart Failure

Good physical fitness can reduce the risk for heart failure according to a recent study.

The American Heart Association Reminds Heart Disease Patients to Exercise

A new statement from the AHA is reminding doctors that congenital heart disease patients need to exercise.

Doctors Find Way to Perform Heart Surgery Without Opening the Chest

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.

New Kind of Implantable Defibrillator May Save Lives

A new kind of implantable cardiac defibrillator may save lives. One cardiac patient shares his story.

Egg Yolk Could Be Bad For Your Heart

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.

Alternatives Therapies Can Lower Blood Pressure

Alternative therapies can help lower blood pressure in some hypertension patients.

Mysteries of the Heart: Broken-Heart Syndrome

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.

Red Meat Could Cause Heart Disease

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.

Compound in Meat and Energy Drinks Could Clog Arteries

A compound in energy drinks and red meat may clog arteries.

Dr. Nancy Reports on the Link Between Red Meat and Heart Disease

Researchers believe they have discovered a new link between the consumption of red meat and cardiovascular disease.

Chest Pain After ER Discharge Should Be Checked Out

Chest pain patients who follow-up with a cardiologist after being discharged from the hospital have lower rates of death.

Reducing Statin Dosage Is One Way to Avoid Side-Effects

Research shows patients who struggle with statin side effects could have a better outcome by switching brands or reducing dosage.

Hypothermia Can Save the Brain Tissue in Cardiac Patients

Therapeutic hypothermia is being used at some hospitals to stop brain tissue death in cardiac patients.

Young Boy with an Enlarged Heart Waits for a Transplant

Young boy and his family wait for a heart to replace the one he has which is overgrown.

Lowering the Risk of Stroke

Pfizer's Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. explains ways to reduce your risk of a stroke.

New Heart Test Is Safer and More Accurate

New heart test is safer than typical exams, and can more accurately determine the severity of a blocked artery.

Medical Test You Should Not Avoid

One of Rachael Ray's viewers gets her cholesterol measured, a test that every woman should get.

The Dangers of Atrial Fibrillation

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.

Cow Valve Saves the Lives of Heart Surgery Patients

A new procedure using new technology and a valve from a cow is helping some heart surgery patients.

Understanding High Cholesterol

Legendary singer Mary Wilson of 'The Supremes' asks The Doctors how to make sense of high cholesterol levels.

Chest Pain or Heart Attack? How to Know

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.

Teen Waiting For Second Heart Transplant

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.

Young Siblings Receive Heart Transplants Within Weeks Of Each Other

Siblings Zion and Zhania tell Nancy the story of both needing, and getting, heart transplants within a few weeks of each other.

Study Finds That Marriage Lowers the Risk For Heart Problems

New study found that married men and women had a better chance to survive a heart attack and heart health.

American Heart Month

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.

Jackie Warner For American Heart Disease Month

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.

Cholesterol Countdown

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.

Heart Disease Awareness Has Reduced Related Deaths

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.

The Importance of Exercise for Your Heart

How much exercise should you be doing to keep your heart ticking? Find with Heart Research UK.

New Device Filters Out High Cholesterol

Forget the pills! See how a machine is helping people who can't lower their cholesterol levels.

Can Game Day Stress Cause Heart Attacks?

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.

How Women Can Keep Their Hearts Healthy

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

What Women Need To Know About Heart Disease

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

New Catheter Uses Ultrasound to Blast Blood Clots

A new catheter using ultrasound energy along with drugscan be used to "blast" blood clots in the lungs. Doreen Gentzler reports.

Veins Heal More Than a Year After Quitting Smoking

Even if you quit smoking a year before undergoing heart bypass surgery, your veins may not be healthy enough to ensure a positive outcome.

New Device May Help Repair Damaged Hearts

Monica Robins reports on a new device that may help repair damaged hearts by stimulating the vagus nerve.

BPA Can Affect Your Heart

A preliminary study links BPA with adverse effects on the heart and kidneys.

Sudden Heart Attacks Seem Hereditary

Close relatives of young people who have died of a sudden heart attack are at risk for heart disease themselves.

Paramedics Lower Body Temperature to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

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.

Aspirin Coating Could Prevent It's Effectiveness

The coating on aspirin may prevent it from working well to prevent heart attack.

Can Energy Drinks Cause Heart Attacks?

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.

Healthy Diet Helps Cardiovascular Patients

A heart-healthy diet helps cardiovascular disease patients live longer.

Many Americans with High Blood Pressure Don't Talk to Their Doctor

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 Is Often Missed in Young Adults

High blood pressure in young adults is likely to go undiagnosed, according to a new study.

Lifestyle May Lead to Heart Deaths in Winter

It may not be the cold of winter that leads to a seasonal increase in heart-related deaths, it's our lifestyle.

Coronary Heart Disease Risk High Among African Americans

The prevalence of fatal coronary heart disease is higher among African Americans.

Heart Risk Factors Are Prevalent in Hispanics

A large study of the U.S. Hispanic population reveals a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors.

Stem Cells From Anyone Could Help Restore Heart Tissue

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.

Signs of Aging Could Be Signs for Heart Attack Risk

Visible signs of aging -- balding, graying hair and wrinkles -- may also be signs of an increased risk for a heart attack.

Multivitamins May Reduce Cancer But Not Heart Problems

A study that previously indicated multivitamins may reduce the risk of cancer in men now shows no benefit when it comes to heart health.

Chelation Therapy May Benefit Your Heart

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 AHA Latest Findings Support Its Sodium Limits

The American Heart Association says latest research findings support the AHA's stand on limiting sodium intake.

Some Neighborhoods in America Lack Bystander CPR Training

Bystander CPR is lacking in certain neighborhoods.

Men with Cardiovascular Disease Are Also at Risk For PAD

Men who have risk factors for cardiovascular disease are also at risk for peripheral artery disease.

Man Receives the World's Smallest Heart Pump

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.

Rescue Crews Trained to Recognize Lack of Pulse Due to Pacemakers

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.

Nearly Half of Americans with High BP Have It Under Control

Almost half of American adults with high blood pressure have it under control.

Antioxidant Rich Food May Help Prevent Heart Attacks in Women

A new study reveals foods rich in antioxidants could help prevent heart attacks in women.

Beta Blockers' Effectiveness Questioned

Beta blockers may not effectively prevent cardiovascular events.

The Smart Heart Artificial Heart

Clinic develops a newer, smaller artificial heart called a "smart heart".

Extreme Temps Increase Heart-Related Deaths

Enduring extreme temperatures may increase the risk of early cardiovascular-related death.

Preventing Marathon Deaths

Cardiac related deaths among marathon runners can be reduced with simple planning.

Americans Experience Rising Blood Pressure Levels

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.

Man Survives a Heart Attack to Tell His Tale

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.

Longer Resuscitation Could Save Lives

Extending resuscitation efforts by just 10 minutes could improve survival rates among hospital patients suffering cardiac arrest.

ECG Heart Screening for Healthy Patients Questioned

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.

New Study to Predict Heart Trouble in Patients

A new study finds measuring the amount of calcium in your arteries is a accurate way to predict your risk for heart problems.

Tips to Survive a Heart Attack

Learning some tips can help you and others survive a heart attack.

Modifying Heart Stem Cells Into Healthy Tissue

New research reveals damaged heart cells can be transformed into healthy tissue.

25% of Elderly People May Have Heart Conditions

A quarter of elderly people may have an undiagnosed but treatable heart condition.

Cardiac Death Survivor Tells Her Tale

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

Newborn baby receives heart transplant to help solver a multitude of problems.

35 Year Old Suffers a Heart Attack

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.

Heart Attack Victims Tend to Return to Hospital

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.

Life Saving AEDs Not Placed Well for Heart Attack Incidents

A majority of public heart attacks take place away from potentially life-saving AEDs.

How Drinking Wine Can Help Your Heart

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.

Why Heart Attack Survivors Should Drink Moderately

Men who have survived a heart attack have a lower risk of death if they are moderate drinkers.

Study Links Air Pollution and Heart Disease

Researchers have linked air pollution to the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Blogger Receives Heart Transplant

Young blogger receives a heart after waiting nearly 6 months.

Half of Heart Patients Make Medication Errors After Discharge

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.

High Salt Intake Is Associated with High Blood Pressure

A high-salt diet is associated with high blood pressure.

Diet Changes to Reduce Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Cholesterol and blood pressure levels may drop by changing the kind of oils used in cooking.

Heart Problems Pushed Me To Lose Weight

Dannii Martin explains to Nancy how heart problems motivated her to lose weight.

Cigarette Increases Risk of Sudden Death

A study suggests smoking just one cigarette a day increases the risk for sudden death.

Smocking Effects After a Stroke

Studies have shown that smoking after a stroke affects cognitive functions.

Nicotine Vaccine Might Have Been Found

Researchers have created a nicotine vaccine that works in mice, but we are still somewhat far from human trials.

New Medical Tools

New medical tools allow doctors to share test results in a variety of ways.

Most Obese Children Are at Risk for Heart Disease

Two thirds of severely obese children have at least one risk factor for heart disease.

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. David Greuner explains the relatively common heart condition, mitral valve prolapse.

Girl Born with Her Heart Outside Her Body May Go Home

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.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

People with obstructive sleep apnea may have the same risk as diabetics when it comes to heart disease.

EKGs in Ambulances Will Save Lives

EKGs in ambulances can transmit information to the hospital so the doctors can see the information right on their phones before patients even arrive.

CPR Appears the Best Saving Lives Practice

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.

Young Man's Donated Heart Saves a Life

After son passed away, parents found some comfort in knowing his heart would be donated to save a life.

Shoveling Snow Could Increase Risk of Heart Attacks

Shoveling that snow-packed driveway may increase the risk of heart attacks for some people.

Hillary Clinton Continues to Recover from the Blood Clot

Anne Thompson reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the hospital recovering from a blood clot to her head.

Calcium Supplements Could Lead to Heart Attack

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.

Man With No Heart Walked Out of the Hospital

A man with no heart was able to walk out of the hospital... and be home for the holidays. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports.

Man With No Heart Walked Out of the Hospital

A man with no heart was able to walk out of the hospital... and be home for the holidays. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports.

Tapping Therapy Helps Heart Attack Patients

"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.

Cardio Health Varies State to State

Cardiovascular health in America varies greatly state by state.

Family Parties Good Time to Learn About Heart Health

Holiday family get-togethers may be a good time to learn about your heart health!

Blood Transfusions May Be Associated With Early Death

A review of research suggests blood transfusions are associated with early death among heart attack patients.

Cholesterol Count

Learn the two types of cholesterol and where your ideal ratio should be for optimal health.

Foods That Boost Healthy Cholesterol

See which foods can help raise healthy HDL cholesterol.

Most Beautiful Doctors in America 2013: Dr. David Greuner

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.

Probiotics May Help Cholesterol

Lower bad cholesterol by adding more probiotics to your diet.

New Procedure Helps Fix Pericarditis Patients

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.

Instant Intervention: Probing Hearts in Real-Time

A first of its kind device is helping doctors monitor post-op heart patients like never before!

The Death of Dick Clark

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 Attack Simulation

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.

Heartlight Endoscopy to Improve AFIB Treatment

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.

Study Sees Heart Attack Survival on the Rise

The latest statistics on survival and disability after sudden cardiac arrest and the numbers are encouraging.

Sleep and Your Health

New study links insomnia to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

TAVR Procedure Saves Seniors' Hearts

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!

Silent Heart Attack Symptoms

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.

Heart Attacks Vs. Cardiac Arrest

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 Tells Her Miraculous Story

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.

Mitral Valve Regurgitation Explained

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.

Susan's Heart Valve Surgery

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.

Living Forward: Gail Blanke

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.

Cholesterol Levels Are Decreasing in the US

True or False: Cholesterol levels are improving among U.S. adults.

How to Manage Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels with Your Doctor

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.

Are Eggs as Dangerous for Your Heart

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.

Saving Charlie: Cardiac Device For Kids

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.

Robby Benson's Open Heart Surgeries

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.

Tests to Prevent a Heart Attack

Cardiologist Dr. John M. Kennedy explains the different types of preventative cardiac screenings.

Preventing a Heart Attack

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.

Don't Skip A Beat! Women And Heart Failure

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.

Medical Oil Combo Helps Combat Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

In a new study, this combination of cooking oils reduced blood pressure almost as well as a common medication.

Man Receives First Artificial Heart In Illinois

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.

Omega 3 Supplement May Not Be Heart Healthy as Thought

If you take Omega 3 supplements for their heart-healthy benefits, here's a study you won't want to miss.

What Would You Choose: Blood Pressure Vs. Cholesterol

Blood pressure and cholesterol are both essential to our overall health, but should we focus on one more than the other?

How Heart Disease Develops

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.

Predicting a Heart Attack

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.

Man's Heart Punctured by Nail Gun

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.

Heart Bypass Surgery Vs. Angioplasty

Is the risk of stroke higher after coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty?

Myth or Reality: Alarm Clock Use Is Dangerous

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.

Star Mends Hearts - Tom Arnold Funds Camp

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.

How Spinning Can Mimic a Heart Attack

New research shows that an hour of spinning triggers the same biochemical reactions as a heart attack, increasing the possibility of a misdiagnosis.

How a Heart Attack Occurs

Dr. Derrick Cutting explains how fat may cause a heart attack and the stages of heart attack as it occurs.

How to Increase HDL Cholesterol

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 on Dealing With Heart Problems

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

Dr. Ordon's Heart Tests

Cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy performs a number of tests on plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon's heart.

Dr. Ordon's Heart Test Results

Cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy reveals the results of plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon's heart tests.

Tips for Keeping Good Cholesterol in Check

Leading Cardiologist Carl Lavie shares latest research on cholesterol lowering treatments and tips on how to keep your heart healthy.

How Gum Disease May Lead to Heart Trouble

Keeping your teeth clean may help you prevent heart attacks. Here's how.

Heart Transplant Dad

Youth ministry leader Lonnie Smith got a new heart and a second chance at life with his children.

Heart Attack Myths Busted

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.

Bad Habits That Are Harmful to Your Heart

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.

The Truth About Eating Eggs and Cholesterol

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.

The Risks of Having Varicose Veins

More than 80 million people in the United States suffer from spider veins or varicose veins - but are they harmful to your health?

The 411 on Heart 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 with 3D Technology

Resetting irregular hearts! How 3-D technology is helping patients get better results.

Same Day Angioplasty Procedure

Unclogged and on their way! We show you the fast new approach to clearing up blocked arteries.

The Risks of Peripheral Artery Disease

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.

How to Prevent and Survive a Heart Attack

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.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Learn how to lower your blood pressure with these health tips.

Combatting Cholesterol with Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz explains how genetics and lifestyle affect your cholesterol level.

Christine's VAP Test

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.

Lowering Your Cholesterol

Modify your lifestyle to lower your cholesterol.

Keep Your Cholesterol Low For Longevity

Dr. Russell Greenfield explains the difference between good and bad cholesterol and shares his advice for keeping it in check.

Tips for Women with High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol

Dr. Kahlon shares many tidbits of information about high blood pressure and high cholesterol that women with these conditions need to know.

How Useful Is Red Rice Yeast as Statin Therapy

Dr. Kahlon shares when a patient can replace statin therapy, a medication taken for high cholesterol, with red rice yeast.

How to Use Statins to Manage Cholesterol

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.

What Are 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.

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Level

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.

The Different Types of Cholesterol

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.

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce 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.

Cholesterol Challenge

Watch this video to test your knowledge on good and bad cholesterol.

What Tests to Ask for When Concerned with Cholesterol

Dr. Shani S. Saks shares the test a woman should ask for when she has cholesterol concerns.

How Often Should Cholesterol Levels Be Checked

Dr. Lyle shares how often a woman should have her cholesterol levels checked.

The Side Effects of Cholesterol Lowering Medications

Dr. Lyle recalls the side effects associated with cholesterol lowering medications.

What Women Should Know About Cholesterol

Dr. Lyle introduces himself and shares what all women should know about cholesterol.

Good Cholesterol vs. Bad Cholesterol

Dr. Lyle describes good and bad cholesterol and the differences between them.

Genetics and Lifestyle Effects on High Cholesterol Levels

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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