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Cardiology

Cardiology is the medical treatment of diseases of the heart and parts of the circulatory system. Cardiologists are the doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions.

Heart care in Aurora, Colorado

We're here to support your long-term success at leading a heart-healthy life.

At The Medical Center of Aurora's Center for Lung and Heart Health, heart doctors and cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in treating both acute and chronic conditions. They provide you with leading-edge treatments, preventive care so all your needs are covered.

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Understanding your heart health is a valuable preventive care tool. Take our free assessment to determine your risk of heart disease and what you can do about it.

Understanding your heart health is a valuable preventive care tool. Take our free assessment to determine your risk of heart disease and what you can do about it.

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Cardiovascular conditions we treat

In addition to treatments for common heart conditions, our heart surgery team specializes in surgical intervention for complex conditions. The wide variety of conditions treated in our program include:

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Aneurysms and dissections
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Bundle branch block
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Diabetes-related heart problems
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Heart attack
  • Heart valve diseases
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Silent ischemia
  • Stroke-related heart problems
  • Syncope

Heart care services we provide

We are the only heart hospital in the Denver metro area to dedicate an entire tower of our hospital to cardiology care. Here, our specialists are engaged in research to improve heart diagnostics and treatments and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Cardiac catheterization lab

As part of our dedication to heart care, we offer 24/7 cardiac catheterization lab services using the most advanced and innovative technology. Here, our extensively trained medical and nursing staff is able to use minimally invasive procedures to diagnose, and even treat, many heart and vascular conditions.


Heart arrhythmia care

Our facility is affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Heart Rhythm Institute, one of the most accomplished cardiac care networks in the region. Together, our specialists are dedicated to the treatment of heart arrhythmias.

To schedule your heart scan, call our central scheduling department at (720) 460-2578.


Heart attack care

We provide heart attack treatment 24/7 in our hospital’s emergency room (ER). Here, the emergency medicine team works with specialists from our cardiac program to provide comprehensive care for when you are experiencing cardiac emergencies, including heart attacks.

From initial heart attack diagnosis and treatment through recovery and rehabilitation, we are with you every step of the way.

Early heart attack care (EHAC)

It is possible for you to experience symptoms before a heart attack occurs. This is why it’s important to be able to recognize those symptoms promptly. When symptoms are identified early, we can provide treatment before damage is done to the heart muscle.

Heart attack symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest pressure, squeezing, aching or burning
  • Excessive fatigue or weakness
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Jaw pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain that travels down one or both arms
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety

Remember, heart attack symptoms may vary between men and women. If someone experiences any of these heart attack warning signs, call 911 immediately.

Heart attack prevention

Education is one of the best ways to prevent a heart attack. By learning the early symptoms as well as the risk factors for heart attack, you can help safeguard your health. Talk with your doctor about any risk factors you might have, so you can take proactive steps to protect your cardiovascular health.


Heart failure clinic

We offer a prevention and education program for heart failure at our Heart Failure Clinic. This clinic is a collaboration between cardiologists and primary care physicians designed to co-manage congestive or advanced heart failure. Through this special program for heart failure patients, we work to prevent complications and keep you healthier and, hopefully, out of the hospital.


Cardiovascular surgeries

When you come to us for care, you have access to a number of leading-edge procedures to treat heart diseases and conditions. We are dedicated to reducing recovery times, improving surgical outcomes and minimizing the need for re-admission.

We offer multiple treatment options and surgical procedures, including:

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC)
  • Mini-pacemaker
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

This progressive surgical procedure is used to treat heart valve problems. What makes it different is that it is catheter-based, so it requires smaller incisions and generally less surgical trauma. This allows you to heal faster. It is especially valuable for if you have been previously disqualified from open-heart surgery due to health reasons.

Vascular surgery

Vascular disease can impact the veins and the arteries, which carry oxygen and nutrients to all of the cells in your body. In support of your heart health, our experts diagnose and treat all types of vascular conditions. Led by board-certified vascular surgeons, these vascular care teams provide innovative and holistic surgical approaches to vascular disease.

Open heart program

Our open heart program is for patients who are treated intensively before and after bypass or valve replacement surgery. If you are enrolled in this program, you will receive comprehensive education and assessments in our progressive care unit before surgery and throughout their stay. This leads to fewer days in the hospital and a better recovery overall.

Our Cardiology Locations

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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

Currently Viewing:

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600
Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
 (303) 320 - 2121

6.1 miles

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
2001 N. High St
Denver, CO 80205
 (720) 754 - 1000

8.1 miles