What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and Could I Be at Risk?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 10, 2020

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has made a lot of recent appearances in the news lately, especially after a 17-year-old varsity tennis captain passed away from cardiac arrest in California earlier this week. How does an athletic, active, and incredibly young girl, in seemingly perfect health, pass away so suddenly? The truth is that instances like

The Link Between Chronic Depression and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 4, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced depression you understand that it can sometimes feel like you have a broken or heavy heart. The question becomes that while depression can certainly feel like a heart based issue, can it cause actual damage to your heart muscle? Research has shown both that heart disease can cause depression and that

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

Steps to Take to Avoid Infective Endocarditis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 11, 2020

Infective Endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium, usually with bacteria or less commonly a fungus. It can cause symptoms like fever, anemia, heart murmurs, petechiae, and embolic phenomena. While an endocarditis infection may seem like a dental issue it can easily lead to heart problems. Dental care is vital in the care and maintaining

Are You Experiencing Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 7, 2020

You may experience PVCs and not know what it is you are feeling. Many describe it as a pause in your heartbeat, almost the same type of feeling you get when you drop over that first hill in a roller coaster. The difference is you are not being exposed to a drop in gravity and

Fainting Spells – Disarming and Dangerous

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 30, 2020

Fainting has been portrayed lightly in movies over the years and you may think of the Victorian era and of women in corsets that cut off the ability to breathe properly. The truth is that fainting spells still happen to people today in 2020 and it can be indicative of an underlying health issue. In

Peripheral Vascular Disease – Are You At Risk?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 28, 2020

Peripheral Vascular Disease is often referred to as PVD. It is a fairly common occurring state defined as any disease occurring in the blood vessels not located in the brain or heart. PVD affects approximately 5% of the population. Evaluation and treatment work best at its early stages. Recognizing the Symptoms Coldness, cramping, numbness, weakness

Electrolyte Imbalance – Do You Know How to Spot the Signs?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 24, 2020

Electrolytes are essential minerals found in the body that help with muscle, nerve, and brain function. These minerals, which include: Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphate, and Sodium Chloride, have to be kept in balance. Too much or too few of any one mineral can have a detrimental effect on the body. While some electrolytes balance naturally

May Thurner Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 18, 2020

You may very well know May Thurner Syndrome by another name – It is often referred to as iliocaval compression syndrome, Iliac vein compression syndrome, or Cockett syndrome. This syndrome is an anatomical variant where the right iliac artery compresses the left iliac vein against the fifth lumbar vertebra. It causes left side vein compression

How You Can Help Stave Off Heart Disease, America’s #1 Killer

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 28, 2020

Heart Disease for a very long time now has bee the number one cause of death in the United States. The term encompasses an array of conditions relating to the heart and blood vessels. This includes the possibility of a stroke. Though this disease most commonly affects older adults, warning signs can present from early