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Cardiovascular Services Interactive Tools

Animations

  • Cardiac Catheterization Animation - Often called cardiac cath, this procedure can diagnose certain heart conditions and provide valuable information about your heart function. It may be performed to assess the coronary arteries, heart valves, and function of the heart muscle. A cardiac cath may also help determine the need for future heart surgery or other treatments.
  • Cholesterol - Cholesterol is essential to life. But too much cholesterol in the blood is linked heart disease and stroke. Watch this Cholesterol animation to learn how cholesterol works in the body and what steps you can take to make healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Coronary Angioplasty - Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to treat blockages that occur in the heart’s blood vessels. Coronary artery disease, or CAD, may occur when coronary arteries become obstructed by a buildup of fatty material or plaque. View this animation to see how this life-saving technique works.
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Animation - Peripheral vascular disease or PVD is a slow, progressive circulation disorder that may affect any of the veins, arteries, or lymph vessels. By viewing this animation, you can learn more about what you can do to prevent this disease.
  • Stent Placement - Stents can help keep the heart’s arteries open and prevent a heart attack. Coronary artery disease, or CAD, may occur when coronary arteries become obstructed by a buildup of fatty material or plaque. Stents, or small tubes, are placed to help open these vessels.

Calculators

  • Target Heart Rate Calculator - Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.
  • Target Heart Rate Tool - Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity--running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise--is considered safe and effective.

Clinical Wizards

  • Heart Disease Risk Factors Clinical Wizard - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Research has found that the risk of developing heart disease not only increases with the number of risk factors, but also with the level of severity of each risk factor. One of the ways you can help prevent heart disease is by knowing your risk factors. Learn more by participating in our Heart Disease Risk Factors Multimedia Interactive Program.

Quizzes

  • Blood Pressure QuizDo you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.
  • Coronary Artery Disease and Angioplasty Quiz - Atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease (CAD), plays a major role in the leading cause of death in this country: heart attack. Learn more about this disease and a common procedure used to treat it.
  • CPR and Defibrillator Quiz - Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in adults in the United States. Knowing CPR may help you save someone's life. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz.
  • Heart Disease Prevention Quiz - Answer this one: Why is lack of regular exercise a major risk factor for heart disease?
  • Heart Disease Risk Quiz - Knowing what causes heart disease and how you can prevent it can help you live a healthier, longer life.
  • Heart Health Quiz - Heart-attack deaths have fallen 60 percent in four decades. Still, millions of Americans suffer from cardiovascular diseases linked with heart attacks and strokes.
  • Heart Quiz for Women Only - As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Take this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association, and see how much you know about heart disease in women.
  • Low Blood Pressure Quiz - True or false: Antidepressants may cause low blood pressure?

Risk Assessments

  • Coronary Artery Disease Assessment - Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

Videos

  • Cardiac ArrhythmiasThe beating of your heart is very organized, taking its cue from a built-in electrical system. A normal heart rate is regular, at 60 to 100 beats per minute. An arrhythmia is any kind of abnormal heartbeat—too fast, too slow, or irregular. This video explains different arrhythmias and what you should do if you have one.
  • Cardiac Catheterization - Cardiac catheterization procedure can diagnose a variety of heart conditions and determine the health of your coronary arteries, heart valves, and heart muscle. View this video to learn what happens during this procedure and various treatment options.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation - Physical activity is healthy for your heart—even after you've had a heart attack or bypass surgery. It's important to start out slowly, under the supervision of cardiac rehab specialists. In this video, you'll learn what's involved in cardiac rehab and how it can benefit your health in the long term.
  • Cardiac Stress Tests - A cardiac stress test may be ordered if you have or are suspected of having coronary artery disease. This test evaluates your heart’s response to stress or exercise. Watch this video and learn what to expect before, during, and after this procedure. Other types of stress tests will also be presented.
  • Cholesterol Screening - Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. However, if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery - This procedure, a common type of open heart surgery, is one way to treat blockages in the arteries of the heart. Watch the video and learn about the surgery and what you can expect during recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Heart Failure - Heart failure is a condition in which your heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet your body’s needs. This video explains the different types of heart failure, and the treatments that can help you manage your condition and live a healthy life.
  • Pacemakers - You may need a pacemaker if you have an abnormal heartbeat. To understand how a pacemaker works, watch this video. It will also help you learn how to care for and live with your pacemaker.

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