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Treatment of Heart Failure Part 1

HEART FAILURE TREATMENT 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 a cardiac surgeon for open-heart surgery. ... Read More

Heart Attack Vs. Stroke – What’s the Difference? (Infographic)

When it comes to cardiovascular health, one of the worst things that can happen is a heart attack. But recognizing it has gotten difficult over the years as heart attack vs. stroke get repeatedly lumped in with one another despite being vastly different, if equally serious, issues. Really, heart attack and stroke don’t even effect the same parts of the body! But because the two... Read More

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse – What is MVP

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse? The mitral valve is found between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart and allows the oxygenated blood to flow through the heart. Occasionally the valve will not provide a strong enough seal between the two chambers. One example of this would be called a mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse, or MVP occurs when the valve slips... Read More

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

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 interest here at South Denver Cardiology is the treatment of... Read More

What Makes South Denver Cardiology Special

It has been our mission since 1973 to provide the best cardiac care for the body and mind at South Denver Cardiology Associates (SDCA). Here are just a few of the ways we are making a difference in the our guests’ lives: The state-of-the-art South Denver Heart Center facility is home to 20 of the region’s leading multi board certified cardiologists. South Denver Cardiology Associates... Read More

Ways to slow the aging process - South Denver Cardiology

Celebrating Wellness: Learn Ways to Slow The Aging Process

While getting older is inevitable, we can have a great deal of control on how getting older affects our mind and body. There is a significant amount of research that points to the impact diet, sleep, exercise and other lifestyle choices have on how we age. Diet: Look to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat at each meal. Substituting fish for animal... Read More

Staying Fit Tips: Start the New Year Off Right

If you have made a commitment to get healthier or say fit in 2013, take a look at the materials from a past class called New Year’s Cooking and Exercise…Starting the Year Off Right! The information is just what you need to get your plan started and stay on track. Each of the free classes offered by South Denver Cardiology Associates is an opportunity to... Read More

Healthy Thinking: Register for SDCA’s Complimentary “Living Stress Free!” Class

If you are working to manage the stress in your life, South Denver Cardiology Associates offers a complimentary class called Living Stress Free! You will learn relaxation techniques, mediation tips, breathing exercises and other ways to reduce the level of stress in your life. This class is a great introduction to the different methods you can use to take care of your heart and start... Read More

Recipes & Nutrition: Gluten Free Chocolate Bread Pudding

If going gluten free is one of your New Year’s resolutions, here is a great recipe for gluten free chocolate bread pudding from Dr. Richard Collins. The Cooking Cardiologist®. Bread pudding has never been easier to make than this and its wheat free! Usual bread pudding leaves your tummy heavy and full. My secret is using gluten free bagels from Udi’s. This pudding is rich... Read More