Cardiology care in South Denver

Sky Ridge Medical Center in Douglas County provides leading vascular and heart disease treatment and preventive care for our patients. This includes diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of vascular disorders and disease. Whether you have cosmetic issues, such as varicose veins, or limb-threatening concerns, such as peripheral vascular disease, our heart and vascular specialists can help.

For more information about Sky Ridge Medical Center's cardiology services, please call us at (303) 645-0090.


For our outstanding heart care—especially in emergencies, such as during a heart attack—we have received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award and accreditation as a Chest Pain Center.

Our specialized cardiac services

Sky Ridge Medical Center’s state-of-the-art cardiac care program encompasses the entire continuum of care for patients with heart problems. It includes community outreach and education, a Cardiac Alert program with our first-responders in the field and a Level III Trauma Center and emergency room (ER).

Services we offer that contribute to our high-quality results include:

Accredited Chest Pain Center

In a cardiac emergency, such as a heart attack, early diagnosis, quick response and expert care are vital to ensure the best outcome. That is why we work hard to maintain our accreditation as a Chest Pain Center. This accreditation acknowledges that we offer a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.

Cardiovascular conditions we treat

Our cardiovascular specialists take a comprehensive approach to heart health, starting with preventive care and expert diagnoses. It continues throughout your treatment or surgery and rehabilitation.

Some of the cardiovascular conditions we treat include:

  • Aneurysms and dissections
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Aortic aneurysms/abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
    • Atrial fibrillation (AFib)
    • Bradycardia
    • Long QT syndrome
    • Supraventricular tachycardia
    • Tachycardia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial flutter
  • Bundle branch block
  • Cardiac arrest (sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Diabetes-related heart problems
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Heart attack
  • Heart murmurs
  • Heart valve diseases
    • Infective endocarditis
    • Mitral valve prolapse
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO)
  • Pediatric heart conditions
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Stroke-related heart problems

Diagnosis and treatment with cardiac catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure to study how well your heart is working. It involves passing a catheter (a thin, flexible tube) through your blood vessels to reach and examine your heart. We use this procedure to enable our cardiologists to diagnose (and sometimes treat) structural heart problems or cardiovascular diseases. This allows us to develop the best course of treatment for your unique needs.

Some cardiac catheterization diagnostic and interventional procedures we perform include:

  • 3D echocardiogram
  • Cardioversion
  • Heart biopsy
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Pacemaker
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Stents
  • Tilt table

Vascular treatment center and program

Our vascular surgeons are experienced in treating the full spectrum of vascular diseases and disorders. This includes everything from peripheral artery disease (PAD) to aortic aneurysms.

Our vascular program includes:

  • 24/7 vascular surgeon coverage
  • Advanced surgical procedures, such as peripheral vascular occlusion, peripheral vascular bypass and arterial access
  • Interventional technology for enhanced capacity to rapidly treat major trauma and hemorrhage
  • Minimally invasive techniques for major vascular conditions
  • The only hybrid OR suite in the area

Minimally invasive surgery for vascular disease

Our vascular surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. This type of surgery requires smaller incisions and instruments, which results in less scarring, fewer complications and, ultimately, a faster recovery for the patient.

Our hybrid operating room (OR) suite

Sky Ridge Medical Center’s hybrid OR suite enables our vascular surgeons and care team to perform more complex vascular surgeries. We are proud to be the only hospital in the area offering this level of care.

The OR is special because it combines the capabilities of a traditional OR with advanced imaging equipment. It allows vascular surgeons to perform both interventional procedures and more complex surgeries in the same location.

Cardiology at HealthONE

Cardiology is the medical treatment of the heart and parts of the circulatory system as they relate to the heart. Cardiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the cardiovascular system.

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