McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Cardiovascular Disease | Cardiovascular Health | Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a term that refers to more than one disease of the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels, whether the blood vessels are affecting the lungs, the brain, kidneys or other parts of the body. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in adult Canadian men and women.

Public Health Agency of Canada

What Is a Pulmonary Embolism?

Video about pulmonary embolism

This video defines what a pulmonary embolism (PE) is and then goes over what happens in the body during a pulmonary embolism.

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A Hole in the Heart

Video about ventricular septal defect

This video discusses a condition known as a "hole in the heart," — a congenital defect called ventricular septal defect.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Video about coronary artery disease

This video presents an overview of coronary artery disease.

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An Overview of Angina

Video about angina

This video presents an overview of angina and describes the symptoms and treatments associated with the condition.

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Role of Biomedical Science in Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Video about cardiovascular disease and biomedical science

These videos review the role of biomedical science including genetics in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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Is Cardiovascular Disease Really Linked to a High-fat Diet?

Video about cardiovascular disease and high-fat diet

This video highlights dietary regimens that reduce fat consumption and the potential impact on LDL (cholesterol) levels.

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Will fast food ever taste the same? The trans fat ban in Canada

Video about trans fat ban

This video aims to inform Canadians on the issues behind the trans fat ban such as what foods will be affected and its significance in preventing heart disease.

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Atherosclerosis

Videos about atherosclerosis

These videos present information about atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries.

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