Heart Circulation Resources & Education at Denver Health
Our cardiologists, nurses and technologists provide a wealth of experience and knowledge to be at your service when it comes to preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases of your cardiovascular system.
Our goal is to help you live a long, healthy life. Denver Health promotes heart disease prevention and provides the support for patients who are living with heart disease so they may live their fullest lives.
Heart Disease Prevention
Although some risks for heart disease, such as age and family history, are out of anyone's control, there are many ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
Learn more by watching this video about living a heart healthy lifestyle.
Heart Disease Risk Factors
There are a variety of risk factors that can lead to heart disease. Some risk factors, such as family history and age, cannot be controlled, however there are some that you can reduce or eliminate, such as the following:
Heart Attack Symptoms: Call 911
Never second-guess signs and symptoms of a heart attack. If you experience any combination of the following symptoms, call 911 right away.
Heart Attack Symptoms
If you experience these symptoms, call 911 immediately!
- Chest pain or chest heaviness
- Shortness of breath
- Upset stomach
- Sharp pains in the upper body
- Radiating pain in the arm or jaw
When you call, paramedics will do a quick examination to determine if you need to go to the hospital. If you do, they can get you to the hospital quickly, and on the way, they will begin life-saving treatment. It may turn out you don't have to go to the hospital, and that is okay, because it is much better to be safe than sorry.