Understanding What Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 16, 2017

We have all had our blood pressure taken. We slide our arms into the cuff, it tightens uncomfortably and then the nurse practitioner jots down the numbers with very little comment. Understanding information is vital to your health. It is said that 120 over 80 is the perfect and ideal blood pressure. The top number

Why is Blood Pressure Important to Check?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 29, 2016

Every time that your heart beats, it pushes your blood throughout your entire body. The blood pushes against the walls of your arteries as it rushes to supply your body with oxygen and nourishing nutrients. This pressure against the walls is referred to as your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too high, it

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 5, 2015

Deep Vein Thrombosis is the medical term for a blood clot. This condition can occur when one or more blood clots form within the deep veins of the circulatory system (most commonly in the legs). It can result in swelling, tenderness and pain in the legs but often times presents no noticeable symptoms. DVT is

Aortic Stenosis – Getting to the heart of the matter

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 28, 2015

Aortic Stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic heart valve opening. The aorta is the main artery in the body and vital in delivering oxygen rich blood to the entire system. The narrowing is usually caused by age related calcification but can also be attributed to birth defects, radiation therapy or a bout with rheumatic

What You Can Expect During a Tilt Table Test

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 21, 2015

If you have experienced fainting spells recently or have shown other potential symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia, then there is a good possibility that your doctor may recommend performing a tilt table test. The test is most commonly used in patients who have experienced some form of syncope, or fainting spell, but can be recommended

Are You at Risk for Stroke?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 23, 2015

You might already be aware that strokes are one of the deadliest killers in the world and are the third leading cause of death in the United States, as well as the leading cause of serious and long-term disability. You likely know or have encountered someone in your life who has had a stroke, and

Understanding Your Fainting Spells

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 3, 2015

Fainting is not just for overdramatic ladies in old fashioned movies, but is actually a 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

Is Your Sweet Tooth Hurting You?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 13, 2015

In recent years, sugar has often been compared to cigarettes, likely because both target the same pleasure center in the brain, both are highly addictive, and both are highly hazardous to your health. Much like cigarettes, not much was known about the dangers of sugar until years after it had become a common occurrence and

Diet Tips to Reduce and Control High Blood Pressure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 23, 2015

Because many blood pressure medications have unpleasant side effects or adverse effects on other areas of a person’s health, many people try to control their high blood pressure simply by changing and monitoring their diet and lifestyle. While losing weight and exercising frequently can both have a large impact on a person’s blood pressure levels,