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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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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)?

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Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a serious heart condition impacting approximately six million Americans. It is caused by a quivering or irregular heartbeat which prevents the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria, from contracting properly. This causes blood to pool in the atria, increasing your risk of a clot. If these blood clots enter…

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Staying Upbeat and Active While Staying Home

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Even as the country starts to open back up slowly, people are staying home more, for their safety and health and the safety and health of frontline workers. Still, staying home so much can be tough on mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re struggling with maintaining positive mental health and your typical exercise routines have…

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Exercise Tips for Limited Mobility

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Finding the motivation to exercise regularly isn’t always easy, and that’s especially true when you’re dealing with limited mobility. Whether your limited mobility is the result of an accident, injury, condition, or aging, there are still plenty of ways to get and stay active. And the best part? Commitment to exercise, even with limited mobility,…

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New Year, New Outlook: Setting Resolutions for Positive Change

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2019 is just around the corner, and with the new year comes the classic resolution list. While we fully support using this time to reflect on the year behind us and look ahead to what we want to accomplish in the new year, we think it’s essential to tackle these things in a specific, beneficial…

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Heart Health Tips for 2019

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Denver Heart Doctors Provide Heart Health Tips for 2019 We’ve reached that time again when everyone is looking toward the end of 2018, the beginning of 2019, and starting to gear up for big goals and plans for the year ahead. So often, health and wellness are at the top of many people’s lists for…

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