Specialties

  • South Denver Heart Center, a Department of Littleton Adventist Hospital


  • I South Denver Heart Centern July 2011, South Denver Heart Center and Littleton Adventist Hospital began jointly providing cardiac testing services to the South Metro area, with South Denver Heart Center becoming a department of Littleton Adventist Hospital.

    Our two organizations have a rich history of providing expert cardiac care to the South Metro community for more than 60 years combined. This recent change affords our patients the opportunity to choose between locations for many of our cardiac diagnostic services.


    Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Available
    at Littleton Adventist Hospital

    7720 S. Broadway
    Littleton, CO 80122

    Cardiac Diagnostic Testing Available
    at South Denver Heart Center

    1000 Southpark Drive
    Littleton, CO 80120

  • Partners for Your Health

  • With South Denver Heart Center conveniently located about a mile southwest of the hospital, patients now have the opportunity to choose between locations for cardiac diagnostic services.

    "The partnership formed to increase the collaborative capabilities between Littleton Hospital and us, and I'm sure it's going to make both organizations stronger than they could have been separately," says Brenda Lambert, CEO of South Denver Cardiology Associates. "We're excited to work with Littleton Hospital to bring new programs and an added level of care to the community."

    Both organizations have a rich history of providing expert cardiac care to the South Metro community, the hospital opening its doors in 1989 and South Denver Cardiology Associates in 1973.

  • Ambulatory Monitoring

    • Event Monitoring - A device used to monitor patients with transient cardiac symptoms.You may have a rhythm which does not occur daily. The device records when activated and records a few minutes at a time. When you notice the rhythm that you are concerned about, you can activate the device. The device can be worn for several days.
    • Holter Monitoring - A machine that continuously records the heart's rhythms. An ambulatory cassette recorder which will record your heart rhythm for up to 24 hours. Electrodes will be placed on your chest. The monitor can be worn over your shoulder. It may take a few days for you to get your test results.


    Cardiac Catheterization 
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    Involves passing a thin flexible tube into the right or left side of the heart. Cardiac catheterization is a very common diagnostic test and is performed in hospitals and in free standing clinics each day. This test allows the physician to see if there are narrowings in the coronary arteries and just how well the heart is working.

    • Diagnostic
    • Intervention


    Echocardiography
     
    - A stress test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscles are working to pump blood. It is an ultrasound technique that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain x-ray image.

    Stress Testing

    • Exercise Stress Test - a screening tool used to test the effect of exercise on your heart.
    • Nuclear Stress Test - nuclear imaging that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle.
    • Pharmacological Stress Test - uses medicine to make the heart work just as it does when you exercise.

     

     Ambulatory Monitoring

    • Blood Pressure Monitoring - Your doctor may want to evaluate your blood pressure throughout the day. The device is worn on the arm, automatically checks your blood pressure throughout the day and keeps a log of it. Once returned, the data is analyzed and given to the doctor for review. It may take a few days to get the results of the test.
    • Event Monitoring - You may have a rhythm which does not occur daily. When activated, the device records a few minutes at a time. When you notice the rhythm that you are concerned about, you can activate the device. The device can be worn for several days.
    • Holter Monitoring - An ambulatory cassette recorder will record your heart's rhythm for up to 24 hours. Electrodes will be placed on your chest. The monitor can be worn over your shoulder. It may take a few days for you to get your test results.


    Cardiac Catheterization

    • Diagnostic - Cardiac catheterization is a very common diagnostic test and is performed in hospitals and in free standing clinics each day. During the procedure, your physician inserts a thin tube into a blood vessel in your groin or arm. This tube is gently directed toward the heart and the coronary arteries. Once in position, dye is injected while x-ray pictures are taken. This test allows the physician to see if there are narrowings in the coronary arteries and just how well the heart is working.


    Calcium Heart Score

    • This specialized test is designed to measure the calcium levels in the coronary arteries. The Calcium Heart Score can capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, more than twice as fast as conventional multi-slice CT scanners. 


    CT Coronary Angiography

    • CT angiography is a new method of visualizing the blood vessels in the heart, abdomen and extremities. Computed tomography, "CAT Scan", is a medical diagnostic tool that allows the visualization of internal structures within the body.


    Echocardiography

    • Echocardiogram - an ultrasound technique that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain x-ray image.
    • Stress Echocardiogram - a test that uses ultrasound images to show how well your heart muscles are working to pump blood to your body, and is mainly used to detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart.


    Pulse Volume Recordings

    • A non-invasive test that is performed while the patient is lying down and blood pressures are recorded and compared in the arms and legs. The test is generally performed on individuals who have a diagnosis or diabetes, who smoke, or those who experience symptoms of leg pain at rest or when exercising.


    Stress Testing

    • Exercise Stress Test - A screening tool used to test the effect of exercise on your heart.
    • Metabolic Stress Test - Measures the performance of the heart and lungs while they are under physical stress.
    • Nuclear Stress Test - A nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity.
    • Pharmacological Stress Test - Uses medicine to make the heart work just as it does when you exercise.


    For more inforamtion on the various cardiac diagnostic tests we offer call 303-744-1065, then select option #2.