Holter Monitors – What Are They Used For?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 17, 2020

You may have heard of a Holter Monitor or even seen someone wearing one, but do you know what the purpose is and how they work? Sometimes a patient will need to wear a monitor round the clock to keep track of heart rhythms and electrical impulses so that their cardiologist can make an accurate

The Dangers of Being Severely Underweight

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 4, 2020

Fad diets and weight loss are always attention-getters. We have an obesity epidemic in the United States entering into 2020. What rarely ever gets talked about are those at the opposite end of the spectrum. Those who have great difficulty gaining or maintaining a healthy weight. It has long been said and joked about that

Why Would I Need to See a Cardiologist?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 21, 2020

The majority of patients don’t jump directly to visiting a Cardiologist. Consultations are mostly recommended by a patient’s primary care doctor as a result of either heightened risk factors for cardiovascular disease or symptoms that indicate it may already be an issue. America’s number one killer is still heart disease. It affects 80 million people.

The Pros and Cons of Coronary Angioplasty

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 1, 2020

If you have been told by your cardiologist that you need a coronary angioplasty you may be a bit freaked out. Any procedures to do directly with the heart can send people into a state of anxiety. But the important thing to know is that you are in great expert hands with the physicians of

The Holter Monitor for Heart Monitoring

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 16, 2019

If your Cardiologist has suggested to you the idea of needing to monitor your heart rhythms the name Holter Monitor likely came up. While this is easy to do for a patient lying in a hospital bed, that becomes an expensive and often unnecessary proposition.  Pre 1960’s there was no at-home option for 24/7 monitoring.

How To Know if Chest Pain Require Medical Attention?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 4, 2019

Experiencing chest pain can be terrifying. It is only natural to assume the worse. While chest pain can be a symptom of a heart attack, it can also signal many other conditions – some serious, and some not so serious. How do you know if your chest pain requires a trip to the emergency room,

Heart Disease – How Can I Help Prevent It?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 20, 2019

Heart disease includes a variety of conditions related to the heart, the blood vessels, or both. Though the fatality rate has lessened in recent years, heart disease is still currently the number one cause of death globally, a statistic that is likely to keep its place for many years to come. While heart disease most

The Correlation Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 12, 2019

Both diabetes and heart disease are two extremely prevalent conditions in our society. Most people believe the two to be completely seperate when there actually is a very real link. Approximately 65% of people with type 2 diabetes will die from heart disease or stroke. Adults with type 2 diabetes are up to four times

Tampa Cardio Expert Physicians Speak Up on What Heart Healthy Eating Really Means

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 7, 2019

Over the course of time what was widely accepted as the only way to eat if you wanted to protect or help repair your heart health was low cholesterol, low-fat diet. Today the answer may be more confusing and controversial. People are looking to plant-based vegan diets, going gluten-free, leaning towards low carb and even

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