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When Should I See an Electrophysiologist?

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As the medical profession gains an understanding of the complexity of the human body and its problems, we realize that many systems deserve a specialized approach. Few organs are more complicated than the heart, so it makes sense that cardiology, the science of studying and treating the heart, should be divided into subspecialties. This includes…

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What Conditions Are Treated by Interventional Cardiology?

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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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What Is Interventional Cardiology

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The field of cardiology is a wide-ranging and multi-faceted field. As with almost all medical fields, different areas of care and specialties help address different needs for patients. One of the subspecialties of cardiology we are proud to excel at here at South Denver Cardiology Associates is interventional cardiology. Today, we want to talk a little…

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Telemedicine in the Time of COVID-19

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There’s no denying that our world has changed drastically in the last few weeks. As members of the healthcare field, we’ve seen the far reaches of this virus and have been lucky to have the means to adjust accordingly. Over the last three weeks, we have made some significant changes in how we operate to…

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Treatment of Heart Failure Part 1

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TREATING THE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS.  CORONARY HEART DISEASE:  If the HF is due to underlying coronary disease then the treatment would be to identify the problem and fix it.  This would involve doing an angiogram (heart cath) to look for clogged coronary arteries and either opening them up with a balloon or stent or referring to…

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A-Fib and Sleep Apnea – Are They Related?

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Atrial Fibrillation is a complex diagnosis. It can be caused by several things, and therefore can have a wide range of ancillary symptoms and conditions that go hand-in-hand with it as well. Often, people with A-Fib struggle with consistent and quality sleep, but some patients with A-Fib also report symptoms of sleep apnea. But are…

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Understanding Heart Failure

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What is Heart Failure? We need to start with a brief ‘primer’ on heart function.  The blood comes back from the body in need of oxygen and enters the heart via the right atrium.  It is then pumped into the right ventricle then directly into the lungs for oxygen. After receiving oxygen the blood returns…

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Putting the Brakes on Heart Disease

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Slowing Heart Disease At South Denver Cardiology, we’ve always been focused on innovation while ensuring that the programs, resources, and technologies we offer are cutting edge while and proven effective. That’s why we’re so proud to announce that we have become the first Cardiac Rehab site to provide the Pritikin ICR program in Colorado. Intensive…

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I’ve Been Diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure!

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What Does Congestive Heart Failure Mean? Congestive Heart Failure does not mean your heart is going to stop TODAY! Over 5 million Americans are living with Heart Failure, and 500,000 are diagnosed yearly. All people can develop heart failure.  Some “famous” people with heart failure are Shelly Winters, Liz Taylor, Dick Cheney, Frank Sinatra, Dwight…

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How to Know Your Heart's Calcium Score and Why it Matters

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Calcium Score You’ve heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” but when it comes to cardiac health, how do you know what prevention methods will be most effective for you? Well, it all boils down to your risk. Figuring out your risk factors, and just how at-risk for cardiac…

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