How We Are Making a Difference

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

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

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

Transitional Heart Failure Clinic

Dealing with Congestive Heart Failure Heart failure is a tough diagnosis to receive, but because the spectrum of it is so wide, and living with it can look different for so many people, we’ve developed a clinic specifically designed to help our patients dealing with congestive heart failure that is dedicated toward increasing quality of life and arming you with tools to help you make the... Read More

Types of Mitral Valve Replacement Options

Getting the news that you need a Mitral or Aortic valve replacement can be a little scary, but the good news is you have options. Maybe you have an idea of what you’d like to do but want a little more information, or maybe you’re entirely clueless and are looking for a little information before you dive too deeply into the discussion with your doctor. Whatever... Read More

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

When you’re diagnosed with congestive heart failure, it can be frightening. It’s a serious, life-threatening diagnosis that progresses with time. Unfortunately, that can leave some people feeling hopeless and helpless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Living with congestive heart failure can seem like a lot to take on, but there are a number of ways to make it easier and ensure that... Read More

Living With AFib (You Can!)

Atrial Fibrillation (afib) impacts the daily lives of many Americans, but even though it sounds (and can be) scary, there are plenty of ways to manage the condition and continue living a happy, healthy life with minor modifications. Not sure what to do to get your A-Fib under control and get back to your life? Here are some things to consider. What Is A-Fib? We’ve... Read More

Cardiac Stress Testing

What Is a Cardiac Stress Test?

If you’ve ever had any cardiac symptoms, or even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard about Cardiac Stress Testing. It sounds a little daunting (doesn’t anything when you toss the word Cardiac in front of it?) but it’s really nothing to be worried about. Cardiac Stress Testing is a very common procedure used to help get a better picture of your heart health and help... Read More

Atrial Fibrillation Seminar – You’re Invited!

When it comes to heart health, there are so many things to consider. It’s important to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle in as many ways as you can, but there’s more to it than that. Most people know about the big two cardiac risks – heart attack and stroke – but there are a number of other heart conditions that are more common, and while less... Read More

Dr. Lee MacDonald Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Lee MacDonald an interventional cardiologist here at South Denver Cardiology and has been working for years researching the effects of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure and medical therapy after stroke. He was recently published for the second time regarding the research in a study called RESPECT Clinical Trials. The latest results in the study conclude that “among adults who had had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke,... Read More