We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems near Estes Park, CO.

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UCHealth - Wendy Austin MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
555 Prospect Avenue
Estes Park, CO
 

Dr. Wendy Austin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austin is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Austin graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Arrhythmias, Angina, Heart Failure, Coronary ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Mark Guadagnoli MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
555 Prospect Avenue
Estes Park, CO
 

Dr. Mark Guadagnoli is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Guadagnoli is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Mark Douthit MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
555 Prospect Avenue
Estes Park, CO
 

Dr. Mark Douthit is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Douthit attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Chad Stoltz MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
555 Prospect Avenue
Estes Park, CO
 

Dr. Chad Stoltz's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Fort Collins, CO and Estes Park, CO. Dr. Stoltz has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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