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What Conditions Are Treated by Interventional Cardiology?

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Interventional cardiology is a field that utilizes nonsurgical, catheter-based treatments to repair narrowed arteries, damaged or weakened blood vessels, heart valve disorders, and congenital heart disease. An interventional cardiologist: Evaluates your medical history and performs a physical exam to assess blood pressure and vital signs, heart health, blood vessel function and lung health Orders and…

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Dealing With Fluid Buildup in Heart Failure

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In some heart failure cases, there is frequently an accumulation of fluid in the body because the heart is not pumping effectively.  When this happens, body fluids back up (or congests) into the legs, lungs, liver, or head.  We use a diuretic medication such as Furosemide, Torsemide, or Bumex to cause urination to get rid…

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Cold Weather Precautions for People with Heart Disease

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February is American Heart Month. Throughout February, medical experts will emphasize raising awareness for common heart health issues impacting individuals throughout the country. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the greatest health threat to Americans and the leading cause of death worldwide. At South Denver Cardiology Associates, we want to commemorate American…

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Which Fats Are Best for Your Heart Health?

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For decades, we’ve been told about the harmful effects of eating a diet high in fat, including an increased risk of obesity and high cholesterol. However, this is only partially true. While certain fats will have a detrimental impact on your heart health and overall health, other fats are essential to a well-balanced diet. We…

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7 Heart-Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

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A long, challenging 2020 is finally behind us, and it’s time to look forward to (hopefully) better days in 2021. January is always a time for reflection on the previous year, and it provides a great opportunity to set some goals for the upcoming year. When creating New Year’s resolutions, it’s always a good idea…

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Heart Health Goal Setting for 2021

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For many people, 2020 has been a challenging year. It makes us hope next year will be better. But we can do more than hope it will be better: we can set goals and take action to make it better. At South Denver Cardiology Associates, we are committed to your overall wellness, and we offer…

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Tips to Keep the Weight Off Over the Holidays

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The holidays are often a time of good cheer, but they can also be full of pitfalls that can lead to unhealthy weight gain. All the big holiday feasts, surrounded by extra holiday treats, can lead to significant weight gain, which is linked to heart health problems. Your risk of clogged arteries, high blood pressure,…

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7 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

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Thanksgiving meals are often decadent. While heaping mounds of turkey, stuffing, marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes and creamy casserole dishes are delicious, they’re not exactly good for your heart. Many of these dishes are loaded with salt, fat, sugar and other unhealthy items that boost the flavor of your meal. Fortunately, you can make some substitutions which…

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Am I Having Heartburn or a Heart Attack?

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You’re experiencing chest pain after a big meal. It could be your heartburn acting up. However, it’s also possible that the chest pain is a sign of an impending heart attack. These two issues often feel very similar, making it hard to determine the difference. As a result, emergency room doctors will typically perform diagnostic…

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What Is the Normal Range for a Calcium Heart Score?

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What is a Calcium Heart Score? Your calcium heart score measures the amount of plaque built up in the walls of the arteries in your heart.  The cholesterol that deposits in the arterial walls becomes calcified, and this calcium can be detected by a CT scanner, just like Xrays can look at the calcium of your…

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