The physicians and employees at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates are committed to providing our patients with the best available programs for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of artery and vein diseases. Our physicians maintain Board Certifications and are Affiliate Associate Professors in the USF College of Medicine, Department of Cardiology Our office labs are certified by ICAEL, ICANL, and ICAVL.
Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that specifically utilizes catheter-based forms of treatment. While these forms of treatment are invasive, the patient is benefited greatly by experiencing minimal pain and shorter recovery periods, and, because only a needle stick is required for the catheter, there is a lack of any outwardly visible scars as a result. In most cases a general anestheticRead More
Aortic valve stenosis is the most common valve disease in the western world. It is the narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart, which connects the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber of the heart) to the aorta (the main artery of the body). This narrowing results in a reduction of the amount of blood pumping to the body, as well as backing up of blood in the lungs.Read More
Atrial septal defects (ASDs) or patent foramen ovales (PFOs) are abnormal communications between the top two chambers of the heart, the atrias of the heart. These abnormal communications are present at birth (congenital) and on occasion will not show symptoms until adulthood.
ASDs occur in up to 1 in 1500 births and make up approximately 30-40% of all adult congenital heart defects, while PFOs are present in up to 20% of all adults, although usually without symptoms.Read More
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), sometimes referred to as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), is a common condition that is classified as any disease occurring in blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. Around 5% of the adult population is believed to be currently afflicted with peripheral vascular disease, and because this condition can show the potential for arterial disease within the heart andRead More
Arrhythmia, also known as cardiac dysrhythmia, is any one of a group of conditions in which there is an irregularity of the electrical activity within the heart, resulting in a heartbeat that is either too fast, too slow, or is irregular. Arrhythmia can develop at any age and is usually not life-threatening; however, in some cases it can lead to stroke, passing out, heart failure, and in the worst caseRead More
In the offices of the Tampa Cardiology Associates, we use only the most state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date procedures currently available for diagnostic testing, and strive to provide our patients with services that are both convenient and comfortable for them. We understand that every patient is unique and will have varying degrees of pain and/or mobility, so we offer a broad range of diagnostic testing methods available.Read More