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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

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

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

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