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What Do Heart Palpitations Feel Like?

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Heart palpitations are a general category for any time your heartbeats don’t feel healthy or normal. Although they can be scary, especially the first time you experience them, heart palpitations aren’t usually a cause for concern. If you experience them frequently or have a personal or family history of heart problems, you should contact a…

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Can You Lower Your Coronary Calcium Score?

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Your coronary calcium score, also called calcium heart score, is a powerful tool for predicting your risk of a heart attack. A calcium score test measures the amount of hardened (calcified) plaque in your coronary arteries. This allows us to estimate the likely total amount of blockage and the likelihood that one or more of…

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Keeping a Healthy Mental Outlook with Heart Disease

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When you receive a heart disease diagnosis from your cardiologist, it’s common to feel anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotions. However, it’s important not to let your emotions create an unhealthy mental outlook. Taking steps to keep a healthy outlook with your heart disease can not only improve your quality of life but can also…

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy Resolutions Going

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Suppose you’ve been keeping your heart healthy resolutions, congratulations! You’ve already made it longer than most people who set resolutions. However, if you want your resolutions to turn into healthy life habits you maintain for a lifetime, you are at a critical stage. As the year progresses, people will likely forget about or abandon their…

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Resolutions to Prepare for Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health Month, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until then to start working on your heart health goals for 2022. There are many great ways to use your New Year’s Resolutions to improve your heart health. Here are some great choices for resolutions that will give you a jump-start on improving…

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5 Easy Steps to Reduce Cholesterol in 30 Days

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If you have been told that you have high cholesterol, it’s time to do something about it. High cholesterol puts you at serious risk of heart attacks, stroke, and other dangerous cardiovascular events. Fortunately, you can reduce your cholesterol relatively quickly and easily if you follow these five steps. Switch to a Mediterranean Diet There…

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Heart Healthy Outdoor Activities to Do This Spring

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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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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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Can Dieting Cause Heart Palpitations?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in a variety of ways. For many people, it has meant putting their gym membership on indefinite hold. If you’re unable to find alternative ways to maintain an active lifestyle, it can result in significant weight gain. In fact, many people have experienced this problem during the pandemic.…

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Best Denver Nature Walks

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When it comes to preventing and even treating heart disease, exercise is a key component. And, if you can also get outside and enjoy nature, you can also feel more relaxed and less stressed. As your Denver cardiologist, this is what we call a “win-win” for your heart health. Fortunately, we all live around Denver,…

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