Controlling High Blood Pressure with Dietary Changes

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 10, 2019

No one likes to hear the words “You have high blood pressure”. It is usually followed by, “I am going to write you a prescription for a medication to help lower it.” Though, yes you do need to get your numbers down as it is detrimental to your health to have ongoing high blood pressure

Could You Have An Electrolyte Imbalance?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 2, 2019

If you just aren’t feeling “quite right” it could be an electrolyte imbalance. Thankfully if that is the issue it’s an easy fix. Let’s Start with the Basics – What Are Electrolytes? Electrolytes are body contained minerals essential to nerve, brain, and muscle function. Too little or too much can be detrimental to your health.

Aspirin – No Longer Recommended By Cardiologists as a Daily Regimen

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 26, 2019

For many years aspirin has been the go-to recommendation for older adults. Millions of adults age 70 and older in the United States take an aspirin a day as a daily routine because it was previously recommended by the American Heart Association as a preventative measure to help protect against potential heart attack and stroke.

Arm Artery Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 28, 2019

When you think vein disease most of us think legs.   Primarily that is where venous deficiency strikes. Arm based vein disease is a rarity, but it does happen. It is also known as arm claudication, steal syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, upper extremity arterial disease. Whatever you choose to call it, it is painful and

Compression Therapy and How It Can Benefit Those with Vein Issues

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 10, 2019

If you live with venous insufficiency or varicose veins you may experience a decrease in active lifestyle due to pain and uncomfortability. These conditions can cause a myriad of symptoms that make your legs an unwanted focus. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: Redness Swelling (edema) Itching Restless Leg Syndrome Visible veins that

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – A Deadly Silent Killer

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 7, 2019

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk for acutely ill medical patients is highest in the first 30 days, starting with hospital admission. VTE is a blood clot that starts in the vein. There are two classifications. 1. DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis and 2. PE – Pulmonary embolism. VTE is known as a silent killer because the

Heart Disease – Get The Facts

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 20, 2018

Heart disease is now the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The fact is that one in four deaths last year (630,000 people) died from heart disease. The most common form of heart disease is known as coronary heart disease and accounted for nearly half of the heart

You May Be Risk For Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 14, 2018

If you believe you may be experiencing PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) you will want to contact your doctor right away to be treated. Symptoms include Leg pain even while resting, one leg much colder than the other, blueing of the toes or feet, lack of leg hair, nongrowing toenails, or ulcerations of the foot or

Could You Be Anemic?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 7, 2018

It is currently estimated that 1.62 billion people globally and 3 million American’s are currently anemic. Could you be one of them? The most common telltale signs of anemia are feeling tired and run down. While its normal for all of us to wear out once in a while due to life and stress, if