Watch this video about cholesterol markers on HowStuffWorks. Researchers are developing a new tool to detect dangerous plaque deposits before they cause heart attacks and stroke. See how cholesterol markers work in this video from ScienCentral.
A new Belgian study indicates that people with higher levels of LDL are at a greater risk of developing serious heart problems. Take a look at this Discovery Health clip to learn more about LDL cholesterol.
Watch this video about repairing damaged heart tissue on HowStuffWorks. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that stem cells from bone marrow that can help repair tissue after a heart attack. See how heart attack repair works in this video f
Is it possible to treat hypertension in the heart and clear up scarring around the heart muscle with the same medicine? Watch this University of Florida research video to learn how doctors and scientists are excited about a new breakthrough.
Watch this video about heart complications among the Hispanic population on HowStuffWorks. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), among Hispanic adults age 20 and older, nearly 35 percent of Hispanic women have cardiovascular disease. Hispanic
Since the heart is a muscle, it relies on the oxygen and nutrients contained in blood. This blood is supplied by arteries on the exterior of the heart -- when these arteries are blocked, a heart attack results.
Watch this video about new heart technologies on HowStuffWorks. Robert Fischell, inventor of the re-chargeable pacemaker, discusses three new inventions that will change the lives of people with heart problems. Learn about new heart technologies in this v
Watch this video about heart attacks on HowStuffWorks. Chances are good that you know at least one woman who's at risk for heart disease, the number one killer in the U.S. And yet, 80% of heart disease cases are preventable. See how heart attacks in women
After a heart attack, Linda had 80 percent of her heart removed and has been awaiting a heart transplant match for 18 months. The average wait is 9 months. Listen to her story in this clip from Discovery Health's "Transplant with Dr. Oz."
Watch this video showing how vascular therapy works on HowStuffWorks. Close Up TV features Dr. David Cohen of Circulatory Care of New Jersey and his research with catheter-based therapies to prevent and treat vascular diseases. See how vascular therapy wo
Watch this video about your heart and arteries on HowStuffWorks. Scientists are searching for a gene that causes aneurysms, and what effect it may have on other areas of the heart. Learn about your heart in this video from ScienCentral.
Fat cells develop steadily from birth to the early twenties. Research shows that it's only the size of the cells in individuals that differs. Learn more about fat and metabolism in "Extreme Bodies" on Discovery Channel.
From the Discovery Health program Mystery ER, a college student is disoriented and feels as if she has been drugged. She begins develops bizarre symptoms, including hypersensitive hearing and spontaneous dyslexia.