How We Are Making a Difference

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

Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation – What’s New

Amazing Heart Disease Reversal Success Heart health and heart disease are two sides of the same coin. Knowing this, those of us at South Denver Cardiology work to find the connection between the two and focus on how to reverse heart disease  whenever possible. Part of our commitment to helping patients better understand the impact their daily choices have on their heart health and heart... 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

Reversing Heart Disease Doctor Dean Ornish

Reversing Heart Disease

Many of you know that at South Denver Cardiology, we have a state-of-the-art cardiac rehabilitation clinic. However, we have some changes coming – all for the better. In October, our cardiac rehabilitation clinic will be the only Colorado cardiac clinic associated with Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease®, an intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR). Doctor Dean Ornish – Reversing Heart Disease Program Dr. Dean Ornish wrote... Read More

Say Hello to SDCA’s Newest Heart Doctor – Grant Bailey, MD

SDCA is proud to introduce our newest heart doctor and cardiologist Dr. Grant Bailey, MD, and welcome him to the team of world class cardiac physicians! Dr. Bailey was born in a small farming community in rural Michigan, attending undergraduate at Grand Valley State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He received his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, caring for the under-served... Read More

Stop Atrial Fibrillation with Ablation

Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) effects 2-5 million people in the United States. Signs and symptoms of AF can be weakness, palpitations, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath just to mention a few. While younger people can get AF, it is most common in people 65-85 years old. Sometimes medication is enough to control AF, but when medication is not enough an ablation may be the answer.... Read More

Aortic Valve Replacement Without Open Heart Surgery - South Denver Cardiology

Aortic Valve Replacement Without Open Heart Surgery

South Denver Cardiology Associates in Littleton, Colorado launched their transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) clinic this summer. November 2, 2015 has marked a landmark day in history as SDCA cardiologist Lee MacDonald, MD,  Sean Enkiri, MD, and Danielle Henkel, MD are among the few in Denver to successfully repair an aortic valve using the newest Edwards SAPIEN XT valve on a patient at Swedish Medical Center... Read More