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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

A-Fib Treatment Options

Afib is a Common Cardiac Diagnoses Atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib, can be a confusing diagnosis for patients, and that fluttering in your chest can be frightening if you don’t know what’s going on. So today we’re talking about A-Fib treatment options for patients, and what can be done. First things first, let’s define A-Fib a little better – it’s a fairly broad term for an... Read More

Skip the Salt – Heart Healthy Holiday Cooking Tips

The holidays are sneaking up on us again, and with those looming gatherings of loved ones comes menu plans filled with some of the richest foods and most massive meals we consume in a year. If you’re battling heart health issues, in the midst of recovery from a heart-related incident, trying to reduce factors for heart disease, or just are trying to make sure you’re... 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