Sugar Addiction and Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 17, 2019

Sugar targets the pleasure center in the brain. It is highly addictive and hazardous to your health when not eaten in moderation. Not much was known in regard to the dangers of sugar until many years after it had become a common household staple. The harmful effects of a diet high in sugar are becoming

Learn the Signs of Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 1, 2019

We get so used to hearing about the signs and dangers of hypertension (high blood pressure) that we may falsely believe that low blood pressure is then conversely healthy. Blood pressure is the most healthful when properly regulated and within a small range where there is enough pressure to fully pump blood throughout the body

What All Women Should Know About Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 11, 2019

For several years running heart disease has remained the number one cause of death for women in the United States. This doesn’t have to be the case if we can get enough women to sit up and pay attention to the risk factors and from there live a more healthful lifestyle – it just may keep

Never Just Stop Taking Blood Pressure Medication

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 23, 2019

While it may seem tempting to quit taking your blood pressure medication, especially if it is causing you some sort of side effect that is unwanted it is not in your best interest to quit cold turkey. Stopping any beta-blocker based blood pressure medication can cause a response but suddenly stopping propranolol may lead to

The Connection Between Air Pollution and High Blood Pressure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 16, 2019

High blood pressure for many can be a mystery. If you don’t seem to fit the criteria for risk which would include carrying extra weight, smoking, being stressed out on a regular basis, or having a family history of high blood pressure, you may wonder, what gives? Surprisingly we are coming to find that the

The Tilt Table Test – What Is It?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 21, 2019

Has your doctor suggested you should take the tilt table test? If so, his suggestion was very likely met with a rather blank stare. Tilt table tests, though widely used, are not very well known amongst the general public. What is a Tilt Table Test and Why Would You Be Suggested to Take One? This

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

Cherries Boost Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 12, 2018

It’s a sad fact that cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of both women and men in the United States of America. Poor diet and lack of exercise are at the top of the chart when it comes to causes. The answer for each person on a personal level? Move more and eat better.

Tips to Help Avoid a Heart Attack

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 1, 2018

Simply put, life is just stressful. Stress has a tremendously negative effect on the body. It can start out as anxiety, lead to high blood pressure, even heart palpitations and chest pains. When you reach the level of seeing red sometimes it can be tricky to distinguish “just stress “from an actual heart attack event. 

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 22, 2018

Do you have a life-threatening condition that could go undetected until its simply too late? An abdominal aortic aneurysm is just that. Most patients report no symptoms at all. They will be completely unaware of an aortic aneurysm. Some patients will report abdominal, back, or flank pain leading up to an aneurysm rupturing. The actual