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Get Ready for the Heart Walk

Heart Walk 2017 is Here! June 10th is fast approaching! Which means it is time for the annual Heart Walk with the American Heart Association . The walk will take place at Denver’s Mile High Stadium and is sure to be a good time, while also helping battle and reverse heart disease and stroke. If you are walking, thank you and we are very happy you... Read More

Heart Healthy Grilling Tips

Our spring is quickly transitioning into summer. So, we all know that means it is time to fire up the grill! As your local cardiologists we wanted to give you some heart healthy grilling tips. But, before we do that, we have to draw a line in the sand when it comes to grilling. Healthy Grilling: Charcoal versus Gas This has long divided the grilling world.... Read More

Our Colorado Rockies: Is This the Year?

Image By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (Colorado Rockies) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Our boys of summer are back at it! The 2017 Colorado Rockies are looking pretty good with a lot of upside this year. And, while in years past, the Rockies were a little tough to tolerate, it is still hard to beat watching a ballgame at 20th and... Read More

Everyday Things to Burn Calories

Did you know, that for an average person, you must burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound of weight? That seems like a lot, especially since to maintain weight, most people need 2,000 calories per day to just maintain weight. To lose weight, many people only take in 1,500 calories per day and then seek to burn 2,000 calories a day. Doing this for seven... Read More

Lower Your Calcium Heart Score

As you may know, your calcium heart score is a predictor of coronary disease. Essentially, your score represents the relative amount of plaque in your coronary arteries and your level of risk for heart disease or suffering a heart attack. It is a score of zero to 1000. Typically, a score of more than 400 indicated an increased chance of developing heart disease or suffering a... Read More

Celebrating Spring in Colorado

Spring is right around the corner. In fact, with the recent weather, it seems as though spring sprung in February! But, we also know that we can get some crazy winter weather in the next several weeks. Regardless, spring is a great time here in Colorado and a great opportunity to get out and enjoy a little warmer weather and sunshine. We have some great... Read More

Congestive Heart Failure: What is It?

When it comes to congestive heart failure, we get a lot of questions from our patients regarding symptoms and treatments options. In fact, we have a new Transitional Heart Failure Clinic opening specifically to help treat those patients. But, what is congestive heart failure and how can it be treated? What is Congestive Heart Failure? First, heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans and about... Read More

It is Heart Month – What Can You Do?

We love February, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Rather, it is because February is heart month. We use February as an opportunity to commit to a heart healthy lifestyle and promote ways to make changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. As it is heart month, what are some ways you can make small changes that will make a big... Read More

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