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Types of Heart Defects - South Denver Cardiology

A-Fib and Sleep Apnea – Are They Related?

Atrial Fibrillation is a complex diagnosis. It can be caused by several things, and therefore can have a wide range of ancillary symptoms and conditions that go hand-in-hand with it as well. Often, people with A-Fib struggle with consistent and quality sleep, but some patients with A-Fib also report symptoms of sleep apnea. But are the two conditions related? Let’s look a little closer. What... Read More

Heart Palpitations After Eating – What Does It Mean?

Heart palpitations are scary, no matter when they occur. The sudden feeling of your heart pounding in your chest, beating faster or thumping much harder than you’re used to is a frightening experience. It makes you wonder and worry. Sometimes, palpitations can be so frightening that you call 9-1-1, fearing heart attack, or stroke. It’s smart to pay attention to those palpitations, but often they... Read More

Understanding Heart Failure

What is Heart Failure? We need to start with a brief ‘primer’ on heart function.  The blood comes back from the body in need of oxygen and enters the heart via the right atrium.  It is then pumped into the right ventricle then directly into the lungs for oxygen. After receiving oxygen the blood returns to the heart’s left side into the left atrium and... Read More

Putting the Brakes on Heart Disease

Slowing Heart Disease At South Denver Cardiology, we’ve always been focused on innovation while ensuring that the programs, resources, and technologies we offer are cutting edge while and proven effective. That’s why we’re so proud to announce that we have become the first Cardiac Rehab site to provide the Pritikin ICR program in Colorado. Intensive Cardiac Rehab Pritikin ICR is based on the Pritikin Program,... Read More

Pool Cardio Tips

We’re deep in the middle of Colorado’s summer and staying consistent with your workout routine is essential. We understand that sometimes those high temperatures leave you checking everything but working out off your to-do list. May we suggest taking your cardio to the pool when the mercury rises. It keeps you cool and lets you get a phenomenal full-body workout in without overheating. But if... Read More

Heart Healthy Summer Drinks and Fresh Mixers

Summer is the time of lemonade stands and sugary sweet drinks, but for those of us that are paying attention to our heart health, we have to tread carefully when we’re at summer fairs, festivals, or just over at a neighbor’s backyard BBQ. Rather than opting for the sugar-laden choices we’re so used to seeing, here are some heart-healthy summer drinks that can keep you... Read More

Breakfast Smoothies That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar

A breakfast smoothie can be a great way to start your day. Smoothies can be an excellent way to get protein, fiber, good fats, and other nutrients from fruits and superfoods, like spinach and leafy greens. They pack tons of nutrition into a small on-the-go cup, and they can taste more like a dessert than a healthy snack or meal. But smoothies aren’t without their... Read More

Colorado Heart Healthy Summer Hikes

We’re heading into summer and in the Front Range, that means it’s a great time to revisit your exercise plan and incorporate some healthy outdoor options to keep your heart health at the front of your personal health priority list while enjoying all the beautiful scenery Colorado has to offer. Hiking is, as you would imagine, a wildly popular pastime in this state. If you... 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

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