Risk Factors

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors for heart disease; some are controllable, others are not. The more risk factors you have, the greater the likelihood that you will have heart disease. By making changes in your lifestyle, you can actually reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Video Playlist

  1. Women and Heart Disease, featuring Leslie Cho, MD 
  2. Care Americans Heart Smart? You may be surprised! Part 1, featuring Dr. Steven Nissen and Dr. Luke Laffin
  3. Heart Disease and Gut Bacteria – Update on TMAO, Featuring Steven Nissen, MD and Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD
  4. Do you have Diabetes? What can you do in the New Year for a healthy heart? Featuring Dennis Bruemmer, MD
  5. Weight Goals for 2020, featuring Dennis Bruemmer, MD
  6. Heart Healthy Tips for the New Year, featuring Luke Laffin, MD
  7. When should you take your blood pressure medicine? Featuring Luke Laffin, MD
  8. Diabetes and the Heart, featuring Dennis Bruemmer, MD
  9. 5 Tips for a Heart Healthy Holiday, featuring Luke Laffin, MD
  10. Bariatric (Metabolic) Surgery and Cardiovascular Health, featuring Steven Nissen, MD and Ali Aminian, MD
  11. Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
  12. What makes a recipe heart healthy?
  13. Healthy Weight Equals Healthy Heart
  14. Q & A with Dr. Hazen about Coronary Artery Disease Prevention
  15. High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know About Medications, featuring Luke Laffin, MD
  16. Three Things You Need to Know to Take Care of Your Heart, featuring Marc Gillinov, MD
  17. Young Women and Heart Attack, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
  18. How to Diagnose Heart Disease in Women, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
  19. Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Judgment, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  20. Heart Attack in a Young Woman, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
  21. The Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  22. White Coat Hypertension, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  23. Is Alcohol Good for Your Heart? Featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  24. Obesity Length and Heart Disease, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
  25. Heart 411: Minimize Your Stress to Maximize Your Health, featuring Marc Gillinov, MD
  26. Stress, Anxiety and Depression and It's Impact on Heart Disease, featuring Leopoldo Pozuelo, MD
Diet & Supplements

Diet & Supplements

Although herbs seem harmless, some can be potentially dangerous, especially to anyone taking medication for a heart problem.

Video Playlist

  1. Vitamins, Supplements and Heart Disease, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
  2. Choose Heart Healthy Cocktails, featuring Marc Gillinov, MD
  3. Should You Restrict Your Salt Intake? Featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  4. Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  5. Fish Oil Supplements and Dosage, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
Exercise & Heart Health

Exercise & Heart Health

Like any other muscle in your body, the heart is also a muscle and needs exercise to remain in good shape. Regular exercise provides many benefits to your heart and your body.

Video Playlist 

  1. Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation, featuring Erik Van Iterson, PhD, MS
  2. What should your heart rate be when you exercise (if you are a heart patient), featuring Erik Van Iterson, MD
  3. Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) OK for heart patients? Featuring Michael Crawford, MS
  4. How do you restart your exercise program after heart surgery? Featuring Michael Crawford, MS
  5. Can heart and vascular patients exercise in the cold? Featuring Michael Crawford, MS
  6. What every patient should know about Cardiac Rehabilitation, featuring Erik Van Iterson, MD
  7. How to Love Exercise - For Your Heart's Sake, featuring Beau Brand, MS
  8. How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Help You, featuring Michael Rocco, MD
  9. Exercise and Heart Health, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab

Video List:

  • Cardiac Rehab: Core Building Exercises
  • Cardiac Rehab: Strength Training
  • Cardiac Rehab: How to Check Your Heart Rate Using Your Pulse
  • Cardiac Rehab: Upper Body Resistance Exercises
  • Cardiac Rehab: Lower Body Resistance Exercises
Medications

Medications

Video Playlist

  1. What you should know about Statin Intolerance, featuring Leslie Cho, MD
  2. Vitamin D Supplements, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  3. Testosterone Supplements for Men, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  4. Safety of Viagra in Heart Patients,  featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  5. Aspirin - Should You Take It? Featuring Steven Nissen, MD
  6. Statins & Diabetes Development, featuring Michael Rocco, MD
  7. Statin Intolerance: What Now? Featuring Michael Rocco, MD
  8. A Daily Aspirin Isn't for Everyone, featuring Steven Nissen, MD
Whiteboard Sessions

Whiteboard Sessions

Video Playlist

Videos featuring Michael Rocco, MD

  1. Know Your Cholesterol Numbers
  2. Cholesterol: What's Your "Type"?
  3. What is HDL Cholesterol?
  4. What is LDL Cholesterol?
  5. Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  6. Know When To Treat Your High Cholesterol