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Why am I being referred to a Cardiologist?

Alpine Cardiology with EKG

  A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing treating heart conditions and diseases. Heart disease includes your heart and blood vessels – the cardiovascular system. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack – DO NOT WAIT, CALL 911! Symptoms may be obvious or more subtle, take them seriously and get medical care. Do… Read More »

What is Atrial Fibrillation or AFib?

Alpine Cardiology Atrial Fibrillation AFib

Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) is the most common type of treated heart arrhythmia and can happen to anyone. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. The heart’s upper chambers (atria) beat out of coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles). When this happens, the lower chambers… Read More »

Diagnosing Heart Disease

Heart Disease Alpine Cardiology EKG

  If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of heart disease talk with your healthcare team no matter how old, you are. Heart disease can begin at any age. Symptoms of Heart Disease Common symptoms of heart disease commonly seen in men include: Shortness of breath Chest pain Sensation of pressure or squeezing around the… Read More »

Let’s Walk!!

  We talk a lot about the importance of physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. The thought of starting an “exercise program” can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Because of this, many people get stuck do not do anything. So, let’s change our thinking, we are NOT exercising, we are going for a stroll. Walking has… Read More »

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Alpine Cardiology Maintaining A Healthy Weight

  Maintaining a healthy weight can be tough, especially as you grow older. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for your heart and well-being. About 70% of American adults are overweight. More than 1/3 of American adults are obese. Being overweight puts you at higher risk for serious health problems. The more extra weight, the… Read More »

Life After a Heart Attack

Alpine Cardiology Heart Attack

  You Survived a Heart Attack, Now What? You probably have questions along with feeling overwhelmed and worried. It is a life altering event and lifestyle changes are recommended. Most people survive a first heart attack and go on and live full and productive lives. To ensure you do the same take an active role… Read More »

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation

Alpine Cardiology - Man in Cardiac Rehab

  Cardiac rehabilitation also called cardiac rehab is a supervised program for anyone recovering from a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problems that required surgery or medical care. Your rehab is supported by a team of professionals that may include your healthcare provider, exercise and nutrition specialists, physical and occupational therapists and counselors…. Read More »

Stress Management

Alpine Cardiology Stress

  Between family, work, health, and financial concerns life can be stressful. Depending on your personality, your genetic, coping styles and support systems, some people may feel more stressed than others. Nobody can avoid all stress, but handling it in healthy ways may mitigate the damage stress can do. Your washer breaks down or you… Read More »

Healthy Lifestyle

Seniors eating healthy Alpine Cardiology

  As we age, we expect our bodies to change. We may be a little slower, our joints may make some noise and we feel those aches and pains. It is easy to use any one of these as an excuse for not making healthy choices in our lives. This is all part of aging… Read More »

Heart Healthy Warm You Up Soups

Alpine Cardiology Heart Healthy Vegetable Broth

  Who doesn’t love the smell of a delicious homemade soup simmering on the stove on a cold winter day? After the last few weeks of below freezing temperatures, we broke out our stock pot and kept warm with delicious soups! I start with a Mushroom Barley Soup and add ingredients based on what I… Read More »

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