Stroke versus Heart Attack Symptoms

If you spotted someone in distress, would you be able to identify stroke versus heart attack symptoms? Most people feel that they could readily identify heart attack symptoms, however, as we discussed several months ago, women’s heart attack symptoms can be more subtle than men’s symptoms, but nonetheless very serious. When we think about a stroke, those symptoms may also be very subtle. In fact, many... Read More


Heart Healthy Benefits of Chocolate

Ah…chocolate. Most people love the indulgence of chocolate. Even us heart doctors enjoy a little chocolate now and again. Believe it or not, there is growing evidence that, in moderation, there are some heart healthy benefits of chocolate. Well, at least dark chocolate, which we know most chocolate connoisseurs prefer. When it comes to heart health, we decided to take a look at some of... 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


Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Another new year is now upon us. And, if you are like a lot of people, you may have made a New Year’s Resolution or two. And, more than likely, some of those may have to do with your health. In fact, the vast majority of resolutions are around leading a healthier lifestyle or losing weight. As your heart doctors, we fully endorse such resolutions.... Read More


Keep Laughing – It’s Good for Your Heart

You may have heard the expression that laughter is the best medicine. And, indeed, laughing can make almost anyone feel instantly better from a psychological point of view. But, did you know that laughing can help with your physical health, including your heart? As your heart doctors, we want to let you know about some of the heart healthy benefits of laughter. But first, here... Read More


Great Holiday Reading

The holidays are now upon us. Soon many of us will have a few extra days off and perhaps we will be traveling. Perhaps you are one of those people who loves to read. If so, the holidays are a great opportunity to squeeze a book or two. If that sounds like you, your Denver heart doctor group has some great holiday reading suggestions that... Read More


What is Tai Chi?

When it comes to what causes heart disease, we all know that staying active is important. One way to stay active is through Tai Chi. For our patients, we have found it helps them with both mind and body as it helps reduce stress, increase balance and focus.  It also increases strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning. In fact, we offer Tai Chi classes with our... Read More


Heart Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Heart Health for the Holidays! Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is a holiday where spending time with family and friends (and being thankful for them) is celebrated around an abundance of food. Everyone brings their favorite dish and at the center of it is often a butter-laden turkey! But if you have (or are at high risk for) heart disease, Thanksgiving can... Read More


Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Women’s Heart Disease Symptoms When it comes to heart disease in women, you may be surprised to learn that a greater percentage of women die from heart attacks than men. That is why we feel it is vitally important that people understand women’s heart attack symptoms as well as what are some common symptoms related to heart disease. Women Heart Disease Facts:  One in three... Read More


Low Fat Autumn Pumpkin Bread

Richard E. Collins, MD, The Cooking Cardiologist© Here is an easy fall recipe to have with a warm soup. It is ultra-low fat and cholesterol, but full of delicious fall flavors. No need for real butter on this bread, but apple butter or maple pumpkin butter from Whole Foods would be a perfect topping. The pumpkin bread is not too sweet, but extra honey could be added.... Read More