When to Seek Medical Help for Chest Pain

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 28, 2020

There is nothing quite as scary as feeling a pain in your chest that you cannot explain. Automatically our thoughts may go directly to heart attack, even though often that is not the case and there are many other potential causes. While chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, it can also

Has your Cardiologist Suggested You Need to Get a Stent Placed in Your Heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 23, 2020

A stent is a tiny mesh tube comprised of either cobalt chromium alloy or stainless steel. It is placed into the narrowed or blocked artery by way of a catheter and the intent is to help improve blood flow and reduce and even eliminate chest pain symptoms. Stents are intended to last a lifetime and

Diagnostic Tests Used in Cardiology Can Save Your Health and Even Your Life

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 21, 2020

Potentially having a heart condition is one of the scariest feelings in the world. Our heart is the very center of our being. It is what keeps us going. That is why all of the doctors at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates felt so strongly about dedicating their lives to protecting the hearts of their patients. The

How to Stay Heart Healthy While Staying Home

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 17, 2020

During this time when things are so uncertain and gyms, restaurants, and pretty well everything else seems to be open one minute and closed the next it can be hard to get a routine going and stay on track. Just because we are at home doesn’t mean we have to give up on our goals

Top Reasons Patients are Referred to Cardiologists

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 15, 2020

Should you be concerned if your primary doctor gives you a referral to a cardiologist? It may seem like it but it is a pretty common practice. A referral to a heart specialist will include a physical exam, blood work to check sugar levels and cholesterol readings. You may also be asked to perform a

Warning: Viral Infections May Cause Heart Damage

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 1, 2020

While a viral infection in and of itself is not likely deadly there are a few things that happen in conjunction with a virus that can tip the scales out of your favor.   Co-infection with another germ is often likely. Respiratory failure can occur when the lugs become weakened by a disease and in