Medicare & You: Heart disease

Hi, I’m Angela James at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. I’ve got some important information to share with you about heart disease. Heart disease is responsible for one of every four deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of death for all Americans. About half of U.S. adults have at…

Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke: Prevention and Treatment | Q&A

[MUSIC] I’ve performed over 1600 carotid and arteritic procedures at Johns Hopkins over the years, but without question the most rewarding and gratifying part of my practice in terms of carotid disease, is reassuring patients that they don’t need an operation and they’re not at high risk of stroke. Stroke, in my opinion, is the…

High Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease | Debunked

Hey, it’s Mic here and today: high cholesterol and heart disease. It appears that most people today now believe that high cholesterol does not play a role in heart disease, that that’s just old thinking, that’s the old way, and it makes sense because a quick Google search will yield a ton of results reinforcing…

Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack

If you have acute coronary syndrome, you have one or more conditions caused by a blockage of blood flow to your heart muscle. This is a medical emergency, because you may be having a heart attack, a condition in which your heart muscle begins to die. Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood…

Cardiovascular Disease: Lipids

>What exactly are lipids and how are they related to heart health?.>Lipids are basically fats, when we look at different substances in our body, we have different chemicals and compounds and whatnot and we look at different parts of our diet there are different compounds, the diet is made up of proteins and carbohydrates and…

5 Risk Factors for Heart Disease | Cedars-Sinai

We know now the people who have regular sleep are less likely to have coronary disease and we recommend that people sleep at least seven hours ideally eight to nine hours a day. Snoring can be a sign that at night times you’re not getting enough oxygen and that stress actually raises your blood pressure.…