Video Library

These videos will provide you with some basic background to help you, in partnership with your doctor, to prevent heart disease, improve your cardiovascular health and give you a basic understanding of some standard tests and procedures your doctor may want to perform to help determine your cardiac health.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Basics

Cardiac rehabilitation is a combination of regular exercise, healthy eating, stress reduction, and medical therapy. In addition, those who smoke receive guidance to help them quit for good.

NASCAR Fans Stay CardioSmart at Coca-Cola Family Track Walk

CardioSmart proudly participates in the Coca-Cola Family Track Walks to help promote heart health and the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.

Medication Adherence

Medication Adherence

Medication adherence means taking the proper dose of medication at the right time and in the right way for as long as you're supposed to.
Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Rich in mono-unsaturated (or "good") fats, olive oil can lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and protect the inner lining of blood vessels.
Salt

Salt

The average American consumes a whopping 3,400 milligrams of salt a day, which is more than twice the amount recommended by cardiologists.

Know Your Cholesterol Numbers

Know Your Numbers -- Cholesterol

One in six adults have high total cholesterol, which can double the risk for heart disease.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

If left untreated, AFib can cause blood clots and lead to stroke and heart failure.

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Metabolic Syndrome

If you have three or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke, your doctor may say you have metabolic syndrome.
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The Benefits of Yoga

Studies show that yoga can lower blood pressure and help people with atrial fibrillation.

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, develops when arteries get clogged with plaque, reducing blood flow throughout the body.

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The 6 Steps of CPR

Learning the six important steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation could save someone's life.
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2013 Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed guidelines and a risk calculator to help you work with your doctor in preventing cardiovascular disease.
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Depression and Heart Disease

It's not uncommon for people recovering from a heart attack or a coronary procedure to experience feelings of sadness and depression.

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Welcome to CardioSmart.org

Brought to you by the American College of Cardiology, CardioSmart.org helps you prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.

Canines and Cardiovascular Health

Are there health benefits to owning a dog? Research, for example, shows that simply petting a dog can help lower blood pressure and relieve stress.

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Learn how to make the most of trusted heart health information, incentive programs, health tracking tools and mobile resources available at CardioSmart.org.