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Foods to Avoid if You Have Heart Palpitations

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Heart palpitations can be very worrying. They feel serious, and they can trigger anxiety about your heart health. The good news is that heart palpitations are usually harmless. The bad news is that it’s not always easy to tell when they’re harmless or when they’re serious. It’s a good idea to avoid foods that are…

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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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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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Reduce Red Meat to Improve Heart Health

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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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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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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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