Cardiovascular Disease

Not All Fats Are Bad

"Not all fats are created equal." Megan Madden, registered dietitian at TheHealthyDiet.com, identifies which fats are bad for your cholesterol level and which fats are good for your health, as well as where to find each kind of fat in your everyday meals.

The Perfect Meal

Achieving the perfect meal for a healthy diet isn't just about portion size, it's about what's going in to each portion. Registered dietitian Megan Madden describes what a perfect meal is made up of, how to achieve it, and what to avoid along the way.

Sex and Angina

If you suffer from coronary artery disease is it okay to have sex? Will the exertion from this form of physical activity cause an angina flare-up? All these questions and more are answered by Dr. Mark L. Meyer, a Cardiovascular Specialist and Attending Physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, in this episode that you will not want to miss.

Preventing Angina

Although coronary artery disease is a serious condition, it can be prevented. Dr. Mark L. Meyer, a Cardiovascular Specialist and Attending Physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, discusses the important steps that you should be taking in order to prevent coronary artery disease, and subsequently angina.

Nitroglycerin Dosing

Nitroglycerin is used as a treatment for angina, but you must be careful on your dosage. Watch and learn as Dr. Mark L. Meyer, a Cardiovascular Specialist and Attending Physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, discusses how he prescribes nitroglycerin to his patients and when you are taking too much.

Mel's Story: Episode 2

1.5 million heart attacks occur in the United States each year with 500,000 deaths. Obviously, this is a matter that shouldn't be overlooked. This is Part 2 of Mel's touching story. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do no wait.

Effects of Age and Genetics

What do age, family history, and blood pressure have to do with one another? In this episode, Dr. Franklin, a cardiologist at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, discusses what one of the biggest factors for high blood pressure is, and what you can do for prevention.

Importance of Diet and Exercise

How can your diet and exercise habits affect your high blood pressure? In this episode, Dr. Franklin lets us know that our personal health habits may have more detrimental effects on our blood pressure than we would like to admit; you won't want to miss this one.

Increased Risk In African Americans

Among the groups with the highest risk factors for high blood pressure are African Americans, and Dr. Franklin is here to present some theories as to why this group is plagued by hypertension more than others.

Management without Medication

There are many different ways to lower your blood pressure. In this episode, Dr. Kenneth Franklin discusses just that, and at what age you should start checking your blood pressure.

Recognizing the Symptoms

How will you know if you have high blood pressure, if you don't get it checked out or recognize the symptoms? In this episode Dr. Franklin, describes the repercussions that can result from not recognizing the symptoms of high blood pressure, you will not want to miss this one.

Erik's Story

Is a heart problem causing you to black out? Erik describes living with PSVT.