Cholesterol - Videos

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.