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Heart Health Tips for Cold Weather

Healthy Thinking,

As we ease into winter, we enter a period of transition – warm clothes are coming out of the closet for the first time in months, summer outdoor activities are being phased out in favor of winter sports, and we must adjust to vastly shorter days. Winter in Denver often brings cold, snowy weather, which…

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Tips for Transitioning to Winter Workouts

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Winter is almost here, and the temperatures are getting colder outside. While this time of year brings many wonderful things, it can also wreak havoc on your fitness regimen. Even the most hardcore exercise enthusiasts often struggle to stay motivated and maintain consistent workout routines once it gets cold. There are a variety of reasons…

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Tips for Staying Heart Healthy During the Holiday Season

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Heart disease is a serious issue, ranking as the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The holidays are a time of revelry and joy, but they can also wreak havoc on your heart. Heart attacks typically spike during the holiday season, so it’s critical that you make heart-healthy decisions…

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Why Do Heart Attacks Spike Over the Holidays?

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For many people, the holiday season is a great time of year. There are constant festivities between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, providing ample opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, this continuous revelry comes with a dangerous risk – heart attacks tend to spike during this time of the year. According to the…

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When Should I See a Cardiologist?

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We all benefit from having specialists who dedicate themselves to complicated medical problems, such as cardiologists, who are specialists in diagnosing and treating heart problems. However, specialists present a challenge for many people. We don’t know when it’s time to see a specialist like a cardiologist. At South Denver Cardiology, we want to help patients…

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Heart-Healthy Alternatives to Traditional Tailgating Food

Celebrating Wellness,

The Broncos’ season is underway and, combined with all the great high school and college football programs around, that means we’ll all be enjoying a lot of tailgating over the next few months. The problem with this is that tailgating foods can be bad for your heart.  Heart-healthy tailgating foods have a double benefit. Not…

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What Is a Worrisome Calcium Heart Score?

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Most people survive their first heart attack. However, a heart attack can cause significant damage to your heart. Recovery can be challenging. Damage to your heart increases your risk of further heart attacks and cardiovascular risks, including cardiovascular death. You can potentially maintain your health longer and live a better life if you can anticipate…

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Staying Cool When Exercising in the Heat

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Keeping fit is important for your heart health. If you are trying to maintain a healthy heart, you likely want to exercise year-round. However, now that we’re in the midst of summer, the heat can make your workout routine dangerous. If you have had heart disease or have heart disease risk factors, you need to…

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When Should I See an Interventional Cardiologist?

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At South Denver Cardiology Associates, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your heart care. This means that you will likely get assistance from many different specialists to help you achieve and maintain a healthy heart. One of the specialists you will likely see is an interventional cardiologist. However, we understand that many people don’t know…

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What Is an Electrophysiologist?

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Your heart is a complicated organ. Many aspects of your heart’s function have to work together for your heart to maintain healthy, regular function. Heart doctors specialize in different aspects of heart function to better understand and improve your heart’s health. An electrophysiologist is a heart doctor who focuses on the nerves that control your…

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