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What Are the Differences Between Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiology?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Best Times of the Day to Exercise During the Summer

Staying Fit Tips,

One of the most common phrases you’ll hear from a cardiologist is “get regular exercise.” That’s because heart doctors know that very few things are better for your health than regular daily exercise. However, there are some times when it might be a good idea to shift your regular exercise routine around. Summer is one…

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When Should I See an Electrophysiologist?

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As the medical profession gains an understanding of the complexity of the human body and its problems, we realize that many systems deserve a specialized approach. Few organs are more complicated than the heart, so it makes sense that cardiology, the science of studying and treating the heart, should be divided into subspecialties. This includes…

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Summer Hikes to Stay Active

Staying Fit Tips,

If you are looking for ways to stay active this summer, hiking is one of your best options. In addition to offering great health benefits, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy some of the spectacular scenery Colorado has to offer. Even if you’ve never been a hiker before, it’s never too late to start.…

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Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

Recipes & Nutrition,

Summer is barbecue season. However, many traditional barbecue foods can be bad for your heart. Loaded with fat, salt, and sugar, these foods can increase your risk of heart disease and complications like heart failure or stroke. But you don’t have to give up the summer barbecue to stay healthy. Nor do you have to…

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