South Denver Cardiology

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure!

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 Eisenhower, Jack Lord, Ansel Adams, George Carlin, George Montgomery, Donald... Read More

What to Expect with Afib

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 know that AFib can be scary. And, like anything with... Read More

Can I Exercise with AFib?

Exercising with AFib Living with atrial fibrillation can be difficult. Even once normal rhythm is restored either through medication, ablation, or other procedures, patients are weary of resuming an exercise program. However, exercise is something you can do with AFib. In fact, exercise may help reduce AFib episodes as well as strengthen your heart. Exercises with Atrial Fibrillation Before you do any exercise program, please... Read More

Heart Health and Dental Health

We talk a lot about how heart health isn’t an island, how many lifestyle and health choices as well as genetic predispositions work together to increase or decrease your risk of heart disease and heart attack. But what about other pieces of the health puzzle? It’s been discussed, for years, that oral health might have an impact on cardiac health, and we hear questions about... Read More

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

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 disease or a cardiac event you are, can be done... Read More

Inflammatory Foods and How They Impact Your Heart

Heart health can be impacted by many factors. We often talk about the symptoms, both obvious and less so, that can cue you into when you need to see a doctor. We talk about lifestyle choices that can help keep your heart health a priority no matter what. Today, we’re covering a little bit of both in our discussion on inflammation and heart disease. Inflammation... Read More

Congestive Heart Failure Stages and Symptoms

Understanding Congestive Heart Failure We see a lot of different cardiac issues in our offices, but one that we get the most questions about it congestive heart failure. CHF is a complex diagnosis and can often be accompanied by other diagnoses, and the bucket of what falls into CHF is bigger than many people assume. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the... Read More

New Year, New Outlook: Setting Resolutions for Positive Change

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 way. It’s not enough to list off things you want... Read More

Heart Health Tips for 2019

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 the new year, so we thought we’d help you get... Read More

Squeezing Workouts in During the Holidays

Holiday Workout Tips Schedules are tight any normal time of year.  Add in the holiday craze and it can be difficult to find time to get a breath in, let alone exercise. It can feel overwhelming, trying to prioritize your health this time of year, but it doesn’t have to be, and you don’t have to give up on your health and fitness goals just... Read More