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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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Connection Between Obesity and Heart Health

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At South Denver Cardiology, our heart doctors regularly promote healthy lifestyle changes in diet and exercise levels. The goal of these changes is to reduce obesity among our patients. Obesity is associated with significantly increased risks of heart disease. Avoiding obesity can help improve the health of your heart to reduce your risk of heart…

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What Do Heart Palpitations Feel Like?

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Heart palpitations are a general category for any time your heartbeats don’t feel healthy or normal. Although they can be scary, especially the first time you experience them, heart palpitations aren’t usually a cause for concern. If you experience them frequently or have a personal or family history of heart problems, you should contact a…

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Can You Lower Your Coronary Calcium Score?

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Your coronary calcium score, also called calcium heart score, is a powerful tool for predicting your risk of a heart attack. A calcium score test measures the amount of hardened (calcified) plaque in your coronary arteries. This allows us to estimate the likely total amount of blockage and the likelihood that one or more of…

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Keeping a Healthy Mental Outlook with Heart Disease

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When you receive a heart disease diagnosis from your cardiologist, it’s common to feel anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotions. However, it’s important not to let your emotions create an unhealthy mental outlook. Taking steps to keep a healthy outlook with your heart disease can not only improve your quality of life but can also…

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Resolutions Going

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Suppose you’ve been keeping your heart healthy resolutions, congratulations! You’ve already made it longer than most people who set resolutions. However, if you want your resolutions to turn into healthy life habits you maintain for a lifetime, you are at a critical stage. As the year progresses, people will likely forget about or abandon their…

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Does a High Calcium Heart Score Mean I Have a Blockage?

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A calcium heart score test is a powerful and valuable tool in gauging the health of your heart. Properly used, it can detect when a person with no heart-related symptoms might be facing a high risk of a heart attack in the near future. However, to get maximum value from a calcium heart score, you…

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Impact of Cold Weather on Heart Health

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Colorado winter is in full swing across the Front Range. This year, that means intermittent cold weather with significant snowfall interspersed between stretches of relatively warm weather. This combination could prove dangerous for your heart. Here’s why. Cold Weather Is Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk We have known for years that cold weather was…

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7 Easy Tips to Keep the Weight Off in 2022

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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

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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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