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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

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse – What is MVP

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse? The mitral valve is found between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart and allows the oxygenated blood to flow through the heart. Occasionally the valve will not provide a strong enough seal between the two chambers. One example of this would be called a mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse, or MVP occurs when the valve slips... Read More

Potential Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Women’s Heart Disease Symptoms When it comes to heart disease in women, you may be surprised to learn that a greater percentage of women die from heart attacks than men. That is why we feel it is vitally important that people understand women’s heart attack symptoms as well as what are some common symptoms related to heart disease. Women Heart Disease Facts:  One in three... Read More

What Causes Heart Disease? - South Denver Cardiology

What Causes Heart Disease II? South Denver Cardiology Discusses Arrhythmia

South Denver Cardiology has been exploring the question of, “What causes heart disease” over a series of blog post. Our first topic was on Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis. Our second topic looks arrhythmias. What is an arrhythmia? The doctors of South Denver Cardiology want you to be informed about this heart health concern. Arrhythmia is a term used to describe an irregular heartbeat, which may or... Read More

What Causes Heart Disease I: Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis

When asking, “What causes heart disease,” there are a few things you need to consider. First and foremost is what exactly heart disease is. Simply put, heart disease is, “an illness to veins, arteries, capillaries, and the heart.” Predominantly speaking, there are two types of heart disease that are caused by the buildup of fatty plaque: atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis. Generally speaking, these two ailments often... Read More

High Altitude and Weight Loss

Here in the Centennial state, Coloradans relish at an opportunity to boast about living at high altitude. After all, the average elevation in Colorado is 6,800 feet above sea level. In medicine, altitude starts to have a noticeable effect on humans at around 4,900 feet above sea level. The higher altitude means that there is less atmospheric pressure, which means oxygen is more dispersed than... Read More

High-Protein Breakfasts Could Improve Appetite Control

Maybe mom was right after all.  According to new research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a protein-rich breakfast can help a person control their appetite and reduce the desire to snack on sugary or fatty foods later on in the day. Recent research shows that a morning meal with plenty of protein (35 grams vs. the standard breakfast at around 13 grams)... Read More

Dr. Lee MacDonald gets published in the New England Journal of Medicine

South Denver Cardiology is proud to congratulate their very own Dr. Lee MacDonald on his part in co-authoring, Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale versus Medical Therapy after Cryptogenic Stroke. This article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this month. Click on the link below to read the article. This is a very rare and prestigious accomplishment and something that very few... Read More