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What Is a Worrisome Calcium Heart Score?

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Most people survive their first heart attack. However, a heart attack can cause significant damage to your heart. Recovery can be challenging. Damage to your heart increases your risk of further heart attacks and cardiovascular risks, including cardiovascular death. You can potentially maintain your health longer and live a better life if you can anticipate…

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When Should I See an Interventional Cardiologist?

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At South Denver Cardiology Associates, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your heart care. This means that you will likely get assistance from many different specialists to help you achieve and maintain a healthy heart. One of the specialists you will likely see is an interventional cardiologist. However, we understand that many people don’t know…

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What Is an Electrophysiologist?

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Your heart is a complicated organ. Many aspects of your heart’s function have to work together for your heart to maintain healthy, regular function. Heart doctors specialize in different aspects of heart function to better understand and improve your heart’s health. An electrophysiologist is a heart doctor who focuses on the nerves that control your…

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Connection Between Obesity and Heart Health

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At South Denver Cardiology, our heart doctors regularly promote healthy lifestyle changes in diet and exercise levels. The goal of these changes is to reduce obesity among our patients. Obesity is associated with significantly increased risks of heart disease. Avoiding obesity can help improve the health of your heart to reduce your risk of heart…

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Does a High Calcium Heart Score Mean I Have a Blockage?

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A calcium heart score test is a powerful and valuable tool in gauging the health of your heart. Properly used, it can detect when a person with no heart-related symptoms might be facing a high risk of a heart attack in the near future. However, to get maximum value from a calcium heart score, you…

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What Is Premature Ventricular Contraction?

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Have you noticed that your heartbeat feels a little off? The feeling could be sporadic, or it could happen regularly. The irregular beat feeling might be short or long. If this is how you feel, you might be experiencing premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). This common heart arrhythmia might not be a cause for concern, or…

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Meet Our New Cardiologist: Paul Jurgens, MD

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At South Denver Cardiology, we know that successfully helping our patients depends on many factors, including having the right equipment, and, especially, having the right people. This is why we’re constantly adding new technology to our practice, as well as new cardiologists to our outstanding team. We also know that it’s important for patients to…

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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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