Heart Disease


What is Heart Disease?

The heart is the most important muscle in your entire body. When you develop heart disease, it does not work as it should and a number of problems dev


Treating Coronary Artery Disease

If you are diagnosed with CAD, your doctor will consider a medical or surgical option. If you take the medication route, you may use cholesterol lower


Preventing Coronary Artery Disease

The first step in preventing CAD is getting tested to see if you have the disease and if so, how far it has progressed.


Heart Healthy Foods

Registered Dietitian Sharon Richter shares some smart grocery shopping tips on where to find heart healthy foods and on lowering triglyceride levels.


After a Heart Attack: Physical

The heart attack recovery process can be lengthy, but a cardiac rehabilitation program can speed things up after a heart attack.


After a Heart Attack: Emotional

After a heart attack and during heart attack recovery, it’s normal to feel depressed and more sensitive than you did before the incident.


True Life Story: Heart Attack

In this episode of True Life Story, Dan shares his personal story of having a heart attack and talks about how this experience changed his life.

Congestive Heart Failure


What is Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition that causes the heart to weaken. There are two types of heart failure systolic & diastolic


Causes of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure is the end point of many conditions that damage or weaken the heart. It's never to late to make lifestyle changes!


Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure is a condition that develops over time. Some symptoms include fatigue, edema, cough or weight gain. Dr. Holly explains.


Diagnosing Congestive Heart Failure

There is no single test to diagnose heart failure. Your doctor may order blood tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram or an MRI.


Medication Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Certain medications that reduce your risk of congestive heart failure are diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and beta-blockers.


Surgical Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Two devices are used to help control congestive heart failure, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and a pacemaker, Dr.Holly explains.


Preventing Congestive Heart Failure

Losing weight, exercise, reducing salt intake and knowing how to control blood pressure are all great ways of preventing congestive heart failure.



What is Hypertension?

Blood pressure is force created by the heart as it pumps blood throughout the body. If high blood pressure is left untreated it can cause a stroke.


Hypertension- Understanding Blood Pressure Numbers

Two numbers make up your overall blood pressure,systolic & diastolic. Only one needs to be high for you to have high blood pressure or hypertension.


Treating Hypertension

There are many medications that are successful in lowering blood pressure & treating hypertension but like all medications there are possible effects.


Preventing Hypertension

One diet approach to preventing high blood pressure & hypertension is called the DASH diet which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.


True Life Story: Hypertension

Hypertension is serious when not taken care of. Listen to this patients story on being diagnosed and treated for hypertension & high blood pressure



What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a natural substance found in foods & created by our bodies to build & maintain our cells. Too much can cause a heart attack or stroke.


Treating High Cholesterol

There are many treatment methods for high cholesterol such as diet, exercise and prescribed medications, most common being statins.


Preventing High Cholesterol

To prevent high cholesterol you first need to check your cholesterol levels, this is done through blood tests that measure HDL, LDL & triglycerides.


Cholesterol Nutrition | Foods to Avoid

Having high cholesterol can lead to many health problems such as heart attacks, heart disease and strokes.


High Cholesterol Nutrition- Foods to Enjoy

Maintaining a well balanced diet including fiber, whole grains and raw or cooked vegetables lower ones risk for high cholesterol and heart disease.


True Life Story: Family Cholesterol

In this episode of True Life Story, Bill and Gray discuss how high cholesterol has affected their family.



What is a Stroke?

What is a stroke? There are two types of strokes, but the signs of a stroke are similar for both. The types are ischemic and hemorrhagic.


Stroke Prevention & Treatment

There are several stroke prevention methods that you can take, as well as a variety of methods for treating a stroke if you are suffering from one.



What is Angina?

What is angina? Angina is a medical term for chest pain caused by the heart. There're 4 major types of angina, each with different angina symptoms.


Angina Risk Factors and Diagnosis

Angina is a sign of an underlying heart condition; most likely coronary heart disease. Many different risk factors contribute to the development.


Treatment for Angina

Treatment for angina can take many forms. Lifestyle changes or angina medications are often recommended, but angioplasty (surgery) is sometimes done.

Atrial Fibrillation


What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?

What is atrial fibrillation? AFib is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. There are several atrial fibrillation symptoms to look out for.


Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis and Risk Factors

In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains atrial fibrillation diagnosis and the tests your doctor may run through. She also discusses AF risk factors.


Treating Atrial Fibrillation

In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains how you can go about treating atrial fibrillation, and how you can resume living a healthy life.

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options

Aortic Stenosis


What is Aortic Stenosis?

In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains what is Aortis Stenosis. Aortic Stenosis is a common condition that affects a valve in the heart.


Causes of Aortic Stenosis

Aortis Stenosis occurs due to a narrowing of the aortic valve. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh outlines the three main causes of Aortis Stenosis.


Aortic Stenosis Symptoms

Aortic Stenosis can be difficult to diagnose early, and many people are unaware they have it. Aortic Stenosis Symptoms include fatigue, chest pain and


Aortic Valve Replacement

Learn more about the different surgical options for aortic valve replacement, as well as other treatment options for Aortic Stenosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis


What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

What is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein, and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus.


DVT Causes

Long Flights are a risk factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis but the chances are very low. However, DVT can be caused by a variety of other factors.


Symptoms of DVT

75% of those who develop DVT have a risk factor. Many times there are no symptoms. Watch this video to learn about the symptoms of DVT.


Diagnosing & Treating DVT

There're several options used for diagnosing DVT. Deep vein thrombosis can be alleviated by treatment for DVT, including DVT medication.


How To Prevent DVT

In this video, learn how to prevent DVT with Dr. Preeti Parikh who shares some tips on how you can keep yourself free of DVT.

Heartburn & GERD


Is it Heartburn or GERD?

Sometimes what may feel like heartburn is actually a serious disease called GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease).Gerd can lead to cancer!


Treatments for Heartburn and GERD

Treating heartburn or GERD involves OTC or prescription medications. OTC antacids are used for heartburn while H-2 receptor blocker is used for GERD.


Preventing GERD

Dr. Raj explains ways to alleviate symptoms of heartburn, GERD or acid reflux such as losing weight, eating smaller portions & avoiding trigger foods


True Life Story: GERD

Hear the symptoms and treatment options this patient experienced when dealing with acid reflux, heartburn and GERD for years.