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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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Heart Healthy Outdoor Activities to Do This Spring

Healthy Thinking,

At South Denver Cardiology, we want all our patients to stay healthy. One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to be active. While you might have used our medical fitness gym to keep healthy all winter, spring in Colorado is a wonderful time to be active outside. We want to encourage…

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Planning a Heart Healthy Garden

Recipes & Nutrition,

A garden is a great way to improve your heart health. After all, it’s critical to heart health that you eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Growing your own produce will make it easier to build every meal around these healthy vegetables. As a side benefit, gardening is a great heart-healthy activity for…

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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Recipes & Nutrition,

March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a great time to talk about how changing your diet can dramatically improve your overall health, and especially your heart health. If you are ready to make a big change and see big improvements in your health, consider swapping your red meats for a fully plant-based diet. This…

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Reduce Red Meat to Improve Heart Health

Celebrating Wellness,

March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it a great time to talk about the role diet plays in encouraging heart health. It’s important to understand that consuming high quantities of red meat can put you at an increased risk for serious heart health problems. Red Meat, TMAO, and Heart Disease We have long suspected…

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What Conditions Are Treated by Interventional Cardiology?

How We Are Making a Difference,

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

Celebrating Wellness,

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

Celebrating Wellness,

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?

Celebrating Wellness,

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

Healthy Thinking,

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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