Heart Failure Videos
Why Heart Failure Is Higher in the BIPOC Community
- A Shock to Her System
Heart failure “is the biggest culprit of silent deaths in the African-American community,” Arianne McLean says. And it’s not talked about enough.
- Healing a Woman’s Heart
Do men and women receive the same heart failure medications? And are women treated as aggressively?
- Awareness of Heart Failure in Women
Women often have more severe symptoms of heart failure, but is that because they can be dismissed and underdiagnosed?
- Becoming a Champion
As a heart transplant recipient, Arthur D. Vaughn says conversations about our health should be as common as water cooler talk about last night’s game.
- Heart Failure in Urban Communities
The Rev. Keith Norman, DMin, looked around him and saw a lack of healthy food options, health care, and green spaces. He set out to make changes to improve the health of those near him.
- Meet Your Care Team
Your cardiologist will put together a care team to help strengthen your heart. This may include a nutritionist, physical therapist, and a heart rhythm doctor.
- What to Know About Heart Failure
The human heart is a marvel, but a diagnosis of heart failure is a big deal. Find out what that means, what the stages are, and how it is treated.
- The Surprising Truth of Heart Failure
Johnnie Davis was diagnosed in his early 30s with heart failure, had sudden cardiac arrest on Christmas Eve, and was clinically dead for 16 minutes. However, his inspiring story continues and he shares what he learned through his diagnosis and his life.
- What They Don’t Tell You About Heart Failure
Two inspiring women share their experience with heart failure, from cutting their salt intake to being criticized for using handicap parking.
- Get the Most From Your Heart Failure Care
Be open and honest with your heart care team. Do you have any new symptoms? Can’t pay for your medications? Small details can make a difference.
- Matters of the Heart: Symptoms and Risk Factors
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons people are admitted to the hospital. John Whyte, MD, unpacks this prevalent disease with two accomplished cardiologists.
- Heart Failure: Why Minorities Are at a Disadvantage
Not everyone benefits from the advances in heart failure treatment. Blacks, Hispanics, and women are being diagnosed later and treated poorer than whites.
- Heart Failure Is Colorblind
Given a 50/50 chance of surviving heart failure, Jerad Green took his diagnosis to heart. What changes had an impact, and why did his skin color matter?
- Work That Muscle
Ten thousand steps a day. That’s the goal for twins Shaun Rivers and Kimberly Ketter. Laps at the park do wonders for their heart health.
- More Than Meds
Once his diagnosis of heart failure set in, Wayne Brewer got to work. He committed to more than just taking his prescriptions.
- Our Best Interest at Heart
Twins Shaun Rivers and Kimberly Ketter share a number of things in common. They love to dance, have an infectious spirit, and both have chronic heart failure.
- How Cardiac Rehab Helps Heal Your Heart
A cardiologist outlines the benefits of a supervised post-surgery exercise program and what to expect during your ticker’s recovery.
- A Heavy Heart: Link to Depression and Anxiety
After a heart attack or diagnosis of heart failure, it’s common to be worried. Talk with your doctor if you notice changes in your mood or sleep.
- When Heart Failure Worsens
When your heart can’t pump blood like it should, the rest of your body struggles to keep up. What parts are affected?
- What Causes a Widow Maker Heart Attack
Women may have different symptoms before this type of heart attack. Discover what happens when your main artery becomes completely blocked.
- Fast Facts on Heart Attacks
A heart attack happens every 40 seconds. Discover more important statistics you might want to know.
- How a Low-Sodium Diet Can Help Heart Failure
People with heart failure might improve their symptoms if they eat less salt.
- BNP Blood Tests
A BNP blood test can help your doctor determine if you have heart failure.
- What Is Edema?
Edema is the medical term for swelling. It happens when blood vessels leak fluid into your body tissue, causing it to swell.
- The Basics: Heart Failure
Heart failure sounds scary, but you can treat it and live a full life. Here are the common symptoms and treatments.
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Isn’t So Sudden
Four signs that could signal sudden cardiac arrest and why you shouldn’t ignore them.
- Warning Signs of Heart Failure
A weak ticker doesn’t pump blood as well as it should. Treatment can help, so be on guard for symptoms of heart failure.
- Why It’s Important to Exercise With Heart Failure
You might worry that exercise is too much for your weak heart, but there are so many benefits.
- How to Monitor Your Heart Failure
It’s time to check in with your ticker. Without skipping a beat, what should you do every day?
- Living With Heart Disease
Follow Michael Williams’s journey with heart disease and why it’s so important to tackle it early and take care of yourself.
- An Inside Look at Heart Failure
What does it mean to have a weak ticker, and how does it affect the whole body?
- Teeny-Tiny Mini Pacemaker
A surgery-free, mini pacemaker has been developed to help control irregular heartbeats.
- Healing Heart Failure with Adult Stem Cells
How two men’s own stem cells may have helped them recover from heart failure.
See how these new medical microbubbles work, and how they may be able to help more than just the heart.