Be Heart Smart

Join Carilion Clinic's expert heart care team to learn about different ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the latest cardiac procedures and tests, and questions to consider asking your healthcare providers about heart health.


What is aortic valve replacement?


The Importance of Performing CPR


What is mitral valve regurgitation?


What is TAVR?


Heart Rhythm Disorders


Warning signs of stroke and carotid artery disease


Does a rapid heart beat always mean a heart arrhythmia?


Treatment options for narrowed or blocked arteries


What is a beta blocker? What is a clot buster?


What is a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)?


What is an EKG?


Why is heart failure the most common cause of death in the U.S.? How can we prevent this?


Heart Bypass Surgery


What is a cryoablation?


What is the difference between a regular echocardiogram and a TEE?


New Cholesterol Management Recommendations


What is a heart murmur?


How is angina different from a heart attack?


Improving Your Health


What is "sudden cardiac death" and "sudden cardiac arrest"?


Are the signs of a heart attack different in women than men?


What is peripheral artery disease (PAD)?


Should my child's heart be screened before playing sports?


What role does genetics play in a person's heart health?


What is a thoracic aortic aneurysm?


What is involved in a stress test?


What is Therapeutic Hypothermia?