Dr. Nelson Prager, MD

Dr. Nelson Prager, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nelson Prager, MD is a cardiology specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.Read his story

Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates

1444 S Potomac St Ste 300

Aurora, CO 80012
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Colorado Access
  • Colorado Choice Health Plans
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

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Heart Disease
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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Dr. Prager's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Prager "Nelson Prager, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FHRS, FAHA has been with ADCA since 1993. Dr. Prager's interest is in cardiac electrophysiology, heart rhythm disturbances and coronary artery disease. He has done research and published articles in both areas. He chose cardiology because it allows him to see a wide spectrum of patients. He enjoys taking care of patients and the electrophysiology involved in cardiology. Dr. Prager is a third generation Coloradoan and grew up in Denver attending Cherry Creek High School. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, receiving an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Medical School, and he completed his postgraduate training in Denver and his cardiology training at Washington University in St. Louis at Barnes Hospital.Dr. Prager actively practices at Denver-area hospitals including The Medical Center of Aurora, P/SL, and Sky Ridge Medical Center. He also travels to Ogallala, Nebraska to help with their cardiology needs. Dr. Prager is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiology Angiography & Interventions. He is also a member of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, American Heart Association and the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology. Dr. Prager has published multiple articles on thrombolysis and thrombosis and cardiacelectrophysiology. Dr. Prager is an avid golfer with a handicap of 8 and enjoys playing the piano. He is married with three boys."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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27  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Colorado
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Prager has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Nelson Prager, MD
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Dr Prager implanted a pace maker in me on Oct 28, 2010 and it has served me extremely well. I have had no trouble with it and have complete faith in the devise. On my last visit I was told that it will last another three years, indicating a total of eleven years of faithful use. My visits to Dr...Read More
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Dr. Prager is a great, attentive and compassionate physician. I have been his patient for years and I suffered from arrhythmia which in my case was not life threatening but severely emotionally disabling because it was so disconcerting to feel as though my heart was jumping around in my chest. I...Read More
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If it wasn't for Dr. Prager and his staff, I would not be around today.
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Dr. Prager has the best bedside manner I have ever experienced. I have seen lots of doctors in my lifetime. Dr. Prager shares his knowledge with compassion and demonstrates that he truly cares for me as his patient. The staff at Denver Cardiology follows this bedside manner with their...Read More
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I went last week. The staff and Dr. Prager were wonderful and treated all the waiting patientso were treated very well. I actually enjoyed the visit
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