Heart disease care in north Denver
North Suburban Medical Center is dedicated to providing heart disease community awareness and cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment tools for patients in Thornton.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a North Suburban cardiologist, please call (303) 252-0104.
Our hospital is home to a location of Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates (ADCA), one of the largest cardiology groups in the Rocky Mountain area. ADCA at North Suburban offers board-certified cardiac care specialists who are leaders in their field and use the most advanced tools to detect and treat heart disease.
Detecting heart disease in its earliest stage is the best defense in treating, and possibly, reversing the disease.
What is heart disease?
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, refers to blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease, where the blood vessels become narrowed. It is the leading cause of death in American men and women—accounting for one in every four deaths.
As plaque (cholesterol, fat or other materials) builds-up in the arteries, arteries become narrowed, which means less blood flows through the body. Heart disease could lead to heart failure, a condition in which the heart becomes too weak to pump blood properly throughout the body.
With heart disease, an artery could become completely closed, or a piece of the plaque could break away and block the artery’s blood flow—which can cause a heart attack.
Heart screening and imaging
North Suburban’s cardiologists use a wide range of minimally invasive heart screening and imaging techniques to diagnose heart disease. These advanced tests give the doctor a clear view inside of your blood vessels and heart’s system.
Heart disease treatment
Interventional radiology (catheter-based procedures) may be necessary to clear blocked arteries caused by heart disease. Your heart doctor may perform these treatments during a heart test if he or she sees that intervention is necessary to prevent a cardiac event.
However, your North Suburban cardiologist may also prescribe lifestyle changes to reduce the symptoms of heart disease or to reverse the disease.
These lifestyle changes may include:
- Losing weight
- Dietary changes
- Not smoking
If your ADCA cardiologist prescribes outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, we will refer to you an outpatient therapy clinic within the area.