Hyperventilation Syndrome – It Isn’t What You Might Think

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 1, 2022

This little-known syndrome can mimic a heart attack as well as panic attacks. It can range from feeling a bit off to questioning if you will be ok and if you may need to go to the Emergency Room. Many of us think of hyperventilating as it’s shown on TV shows which are usually someone

Restless Leg Syndrome and Underlying Vein Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 12, 2022

Willis-Ekbom Disease otherwise known as restless leg syndrome affects as much as 10% of the US population. It is a neurological condition with similar but varied symptoms from person to person. Those with RLS experience annoying sensations in their legs that prevent them from sleeping. They may present as a tickling sensation, itching, crawling, or

How Serious is High Blood Pressure Anyway?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 10, 2022

If you have had your blood pressure taken and received some higher-than-normal readings, you may begin to wonder if you need to do something about it. Your doctor may recommend that you track your measurements at home for a while as well at your next visit. If your readings continue to be in the unacceptable

Myocarditis and COVID – Is there a Connection?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 3, 2022

Covid-19, the Coronavirus has hit the world hard. A good chunk of the population has experienced COVID firsthand with more falling ill daily. This includes both those who are and are not vaccinated. The symptoms seem to vary from person to person depending on age, other underlying health factors, and the state of their immune

Did You Know That ‘Cankles’ are Not Just Fat, But a Medical Condition?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 28, 2021

You may have noticed that some people have a lack of a slimming down at the ankle. It instead looks more like the leg goes directly into the foot merging as one. It has been assumed that it was a genetic formation of the body where fat was deposited at and around the entire ankle.

A Heart Murmur – What is it?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 26, 2021

While being told you have a heart murmur may seem scary the majority of heart murmurs are harmless. While it’s a common term its an often misunderstood one. Tampa Cardiovascular Associates wanted to jump in with a simple overview, so you are better informed. A Note: When talking about underlying heart issues it can be

The Stress of 2021 is Getting to Many – Broken Heart Syndrome is on the Rise

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 5, 2021

Stressed out? You need to read this… It was once believed to be an old wives’ tale, that someone could be so sad, so stressed, or so distraught that it could break their heart on a physical level. The truth isn’t so far from fable. Stress can impact your body in powerfully negative ways. When

Heart Rhythm Disorders

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 18, 2021

A large percentage of the population will experience abnormal heart beats (Arrhythmias) within their lifetime. Most of the time these off beats are harmless. They can happen in perfectly healthy people who show no sign of heart disease. There are, however, some types of heartbeat abnormalities that can be serious and even potentially deadly. Heart

Stress Raises Blood Pressure – Helpful Tips To DeStress in Crazy Times

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 24, 2021

2021 Has been filled with reasons to stress out. Just turn on the news for 10 minutes and you will have at least a dozen potential culprits. Friends and family at odds with each other over politics and world events and social media stirring the pot on a daily basis. We thought it might be

Is It Just Anxiety? – Heart Palpitations and What They Could Mean for Your Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 1, 2021

Heart palpitations are easy to interoperate when we are nervous about something. They are understandable in these times. Stressful situations can cause us to get the butterflies. But what if you begin to feel heart flutters, palpitations, and can’t seem to calm yourself when there is literally nothing going on? Our bodies react to stressors