Heart Care Videos
There are two main types of angina. Stable angina, the most common type, occurs when the heart needs more oxygen, and the reduced blood flow cannot meet demand. Unstable angina occurs without any cause.
For most patients with atrial fibrillation, preventing blood clots that could lead to a stroke is extremely important. Several treatment options may be recommended, such as taking special medications.
A stent is a metal, scaffold-like device. During the procedure, a small balloon is inflated inside your blocked artery. A stent is placed and expanded into place, pushing the plaque against the artery wall, reinforcing the artery, holding it open.
Heart failure is a weakened heart that pumps less blood. Your body tries to help the heart pump more blood by releasing chemicals, called hormones. They make the heart bigger. Over time, this weakens your heart more, and it pumps even less blood.
One way to keep heart failure from overwhelming you, is to learn to cope with the challenges. This video will give you tips to help you succeed in making lifestyle changes.
There are steps you should take to prevent further heart damage. Reduce your risk factors: high cholesterol, smoking and secondhand smoke, an inactive lifestyle, being overweight, diabetes, stress and high blood pressure.
Cooking food low in fat and cholesterol can be as fun and easy as you make it. Try steaming foods. Broiling meat is a good no-fat cooking method. Other methods include microwaving and baking. Trim excess fat from meat before cooking.
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, and specific cholesterol goals may depend on the presence of other heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, being overweight, or a family history of heart disease or diabetes
While high blood pressure, or hypertension, can't be cured, you can limit its damage by controlling it. To control blood pressure, you'll need to make changes in your lifestyle, and in some cases, take medication.
Surgical insertion of an artificial pacemaker, which is a small, battery-operated device, helps maintain a normal heartbeat by sending electrical impulses to the heart.