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7 Easy Tips to Keep the Weight Off in 2022

Celebrating Wellness,

If one of your goals for 2022 is to not only lose weight but keep it off, our cardiologists applaud you! There is little that is better for heart health than maintaining a healthy weight. Our cardiologists put a strong emphasis on the “maintaining” part. Most people who set out to lose weight either don’t…

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Resolutions to Prepare for Heart Health Month

Healthy Thinking,

February is Heart Health Month, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until then to start working on your heart health goals for 2022. There are many great ways to use your New Year’s Resolutions to improve your heart health. Here are some great choices for resolutions that will give you a jump-start on improving…

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Holiday Drinking with a Heart Condition: What You Need to Know

Celebrating Wellness,

Most Americans drink alcohol at least occasionally. Holiday celebrations often emphasize alcohol consumption as part of their rituals. Social drinking, at least, is extremely popular over the holidays. However, if you have a heart condition, it’s essential to approach the season with caution. It’s a good idea to review your doctor or cardiologist’s recommendations about…

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Holiday Foods That Increase the Risk of Heart Palpitations

Recipes & Nutrition,

Heart palpitations are never fun. They can not only stop you in the middle of the holiday celebration, but they can also make other people stop and take notice when you are clutching your chest and looking anxious. You have to explain that your heart palpitations might not be anything to worry about (although they…

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What Are the Differences Between Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiology?

Celebrating Wellness,

Cardiology is a huge field. Focused on understanding and treating the cardiovascular system – sometimes casually called your circulatory system – cardiology encompasses much of your anatomy, including your blood vessels and, most importantly, your heart. With the complexity of the heart and the cardiovascular system, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that cardiology isn’t…

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What Is Premature Ventricular Contraction?

How We Are Making a Difference,

Have you noticed that your heartbeat feels a little off? The feeling could be sporadic, or it could happen regularly. The irregular beat feeling might be short or long. If this is how you feel, you might be experiencing premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). This common heart arrhythmia might not be a cause for concern, or…

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Meet Our New Cardiologist: Paul Jurgens, MD

How We Are Making a Difference,

At South Denver Cardiology, we know that successfully helping our patients depends on many factors, including having the right equipment, and, especially, having the right people. This is why we’re constantly adding new technology to our practice, as well as new cardiologists to our outstanding team. We also know that it’s important for patients to…

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When Should I Get a Heart Score Test?

Celebrating Wellness,

Preventive cardiology involves doing many things to lower your risk of a heart attack. You are watching your diet and trying to get exercise. But are you doing enough? One of the ways we can get an answer to that question is with a calcium heart score test, also known as a heart scan or…

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Summer Eating with the Mediterranean Diet

Recipes & Nutrition,

The Mediterranean diet is consistently rated as one of the healthiest diets you can eat and is endorsed by cardiologists at the American Heart Association. It incorporates aspects of healthy eating that are good for your heart and can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. But the Mediterranean diet is also just good eating. It’s…

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Cardiovascular Fitness in the Pool

Staying Fit Tips,

Although it’s been slow in coming, the heat of summer is finally here in Denver. If you’re listening to your cardiologist, you’re trying to keep up regular exercise. You might have tried to keep comfortable by choosing the right time of day for your run, but it might not be enough. Instead, you’re looking for…

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