What is a Fainting Spell?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 24, 2023

Fainting does not just happen in old-time movies.  It is a warning sign that a very serious medical condition may be present. In the medical world, fainting spells are officially referred to as “syncope,” and can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, during which a person loses consciousness after a brief

The Importance of Electrolyte Balance for Heart Function

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 11, 2023

Heart health is a topic of increasing importance today, and proper electrolyte balance plays an often-overlooked role in keeping this vital organ functioning optimally.   For those living in Florida where weather can sometimes be extreme—and especially for heart patients looking to maintain themselves in the best possible condition—a consideration of electrolytes is essential. Let’s

Exploring the Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 1, 2023

While most people are aware that diabetes and heart disease are two potentially severe health conditions, it’s likely that not everyone is aware of the connection between the two. The fact is that 65% of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes eventually die from some form of heart disease or stroke and because adults with

Could You be at Risk of a Stroke? – Now is the Time to Find Out

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 15, 2023

Strokes can range from mild to physically debilitating and life altering. If you are at risk for stroke, it can help you to know so that you can take proper precautions and know the signs so that if the unthinkable should happen you can react as fast as possible. Strokes are the third leading cause

Recognizing Aortic Stenosis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 9, 2023

Aortic stenosis is a condition that affects the opening of the heart’s valve, which is the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to the body. It most often occurs due to age-related calcium buildup. Other conditions such as birth defects and rheumatic fever can also cause it. When aortic stenosis occurs, the heart has to

What Does it Mean to be in Heart Failure?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 3, 2023

To the non-medically trained ear, this sounds like a death sentence. The truth is that many people are alive and fairly well even in this state. What is Heart Failure? Heart failure is a condition wherein the heart can’t supply enough blood to the body. It can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, and weight gain.

10 Signs You May Have Undiagnosed Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 27, 2023

If you get a weird feeling in your chest the first thought for most people is “Is it my heart?” This is a very valid question. A number of things can cause chest pain, pressure, and discomfort. Some of which are of concern, and some may only be a temporary fleeting feeling. Regardless, your body

What You Can Learn by Checking Your Pulse

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 24, 2023

A simple pulse check can reveal if you have any irregularities in your heartbeat. It’s important because an irregular heartbeat can be a sign you are developing a heart condition. How to Check Your Pulse at Home Finding your pulse The easiest places to find your pulse are: Your wrist Place one of your hands

Diagnosed with Depression? It Might Be Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 20, 2023

Depression isn’t just a bad mood or having an off day. Depression lingers and seeps into what feels like your very being. You can’t just shake it off and smile as so many would like you to do. If you’ve ever experienced depression, you know that it can feel like you have a broken heart

Fainting Spells Demystified

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 8, 2023

Although fainting is often associated with dramatic scenes in old-fashioned movies, it’s actually a sign that a serious medical condition is present. In the medical world, it’s referred to as syncope, and it can last for a brief amount of time. A fainting spell is usually caused by a lack of blood flow and oxygen