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Heart Failure Treatment – Treating the Underlying Conditions

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STRESS CARDIOMYOPATHY/ TAKOTSUBO Stress can affect many parts of the body including the heart.  Under stress, the body reacts by releasing adrenaline.  This is the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism.  The body can not tell what the stress is- whether the house is on fire, you have just lost your job, your kid has run away…

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Got COVID-19? The Answer May Be Right in Front of You

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Your nose knows. A sudden loss of smell may indicate that you have been infected by the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the disease known as COVID-19. Testing for smell may be more effective than other tests including temperature checks according to Stoelting Instruments and Scientific Assessments, distributor of the Smell Identification Kit™ (SIT), and Dr. Andrew Badley,…

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Heart Failure Treatment: High Blood Pressure

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Untreated high blood pressure over time can cause significant damage to the heart. We often don’t realize that our blood pressure (BP) is high. This is why high BP (hypertension)  is called “the silent killer”. The problem with high BP is that it often goes untreated.  One often feels ok until the…

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What to Expect with Afib

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As your Denver Cardiologists, we get a lot of questions about atrial fibrillation. In particular, when patients are first diagnosed, it is important to know what to expect with AFib. Today, we take a look at some common symptoms as well as what you can and cannot do. Symptoms of AFib First of all, we…

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Deceptive Heart Attack Symptoms

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When it comes to heart attacks, most people know and are aware of the “big signs.” You know the ones – feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. But fewer know the unusual ways in which some heart attack symptoms can present themselves. These are especially common…

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

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What is Afib? One of the leading heart issues that affect a lot of people is atrial fibrillation. And, it is among the leading questions we get from our patients. So, with the help of our own Dr. Sri Sundaram (one of our highly experienced cardiologists), we answer what is atrial fibrillation. Dr. Sundaram’s main…

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Denver Cardiologist Discusses Actors Death

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In light of the premature death of actor James Gandolfini, our Dr. Richard Collins discusses some preventative testing to detect heart disease before you have a heart attack. Check out this short video from Channel 2’s Daybreak. Let us know if we can help you prevent a heart attack! http://kwgn.com/2013/06/21/heart-tests/  

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Heart Health: Guidelines for snow shoveling By Dr. Collins

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OK, so winter decided to show up in an all or nothing way! Now we have all this snow to shovel. Should we or should we not shovel? Is it bad for my health? This is a valid question. We asked our Richard Collins, M.D. and he has the following tips on shoveling snow and some…

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