Heart Burn or Heart Attack – How to Tell the Difference and When to go to the ER

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 19, 2021

What is heart burn? – If you are lucky enough never to have had the pleasure to personally experience this health disturbance let us try and describe it for you.  Heart burn usually begins with a burning sensation in the upper abdomen and can move up the chest. It may also leave a sour taste

Is Stress Getting to You? – You Aren’t Alone!

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 4, 2021

There’s no doubt that 2020 and so far, 2021 are anything but laid back and relaxing. Many of us are feeling the pressure on a daily basis and when that daily basis stretches on for such a long-time stress levels rise to unhealthy intolerable levels. Stress is your body’s reaction to high-pressure situations. A chemical

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome – Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 21, 2021

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome – Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is known as POTS for short. It is a disorder in which when attempting to stand from a seated position most of the blood will remain in your lower body. Because of this your heart rate immediately goes up. In most people

Am I at Risk for a Stroke? – Find out

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 14, 2021

Am I at Risk for a Stroke? – Find out. We are all human. We are all designed to feel somewhat indestructible. The human body is an amazing machine and when it is running properly – we are somewhat indestructible. But if you are predisposed to certain health risks due to lifestyle, genetics, or prior

Hyperkalemia – Chronic High Potassium Can Be a Serious Condition

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 12, 2021

Hyperkalemia – Chronic High Potassium Can Be a Serious Condition When your doctor draws yearly blood work and tells you casually your potassium may be too high, do not take it lightly. Hyperkalemia is one condition that can be easily overlooked with damaging and life-threatening consequences. Potassium levels can remain high, reoccur, or spike. These

Caffeine’s Effect on Your Heart’s Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 8, 2021

If you are a coffee or tea drinker, or even indulge in energy drinks or sodas, you may wonder if it’s having any effect on your heart health. The fact is that caffeine does influence your circulatory system. Caffeine affects the circulatory system in several ways: If you don’t consume caffeinated drinks regularly when you

Heart Disease and Diabetes – Is there a Correlation?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 14, 2020

It isn’t often people think of diabetes and heart disease being connected. They are considered two very different illnesses. The fact is that they do have a link to one another. Approximately 65% of those who have type 2 diabetes will ultimately have their cause of death be some form of heart disease or stroke.

Healthy Sleep Habits Boost Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 11, 2020

We could easily deem 2020 the year of insomnia. So many patients tell us they cannot sleep because of racing thoughts and anxiety revolving around world events. These are interesting times we are in indeed. It is vital for your health to limit the amount of stress you are under on a daily basis as

Foods That Help Keep Your Cholesterol Under Control

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 8, 2020

If you have recently had blood work done and have been flagged as having high or elevated cholesterol numbers, it’s important to pay attention. Elevated cholesterol can cause massive health issues if not dealt with and brought back into normal range. Rather than jump directly to medications its best to try and manage it though

Anxiety and How It Can Affect Your Heart and Cardiovascular Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 5, 2020

With the election still up in the air the country is living in a high state of anxiety right now. It is not healthy for you. Breathe, take a step back, turn off your social media and the TV for a while and focus on what you can control – Your own life. Anxiety can