Having an Echocardiogram? Learn What You Can Expect

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 15, 2021

Has your cardiologist scheduled an echocardiogram in your near future? If so, you may be wondering what to expect. An echocardiogram is a diagnostic test using sonar (sound waves) to produces live images of your heart beating and pumping blood. Echocardiograms are often recommended by doctors instances, but most often when issues with your heart

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome – Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 21, 2021

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome – Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is known as POTS for short. It is a disorder in which when attempting to stand from a seated position most of the blood will remain in your lower body. Because of this your heart rate immediately goes up. In most people

Cardiac Catheter Information All Patients Should Know

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 26, 2020

If your cardiologist needs to get a close look inside of your hearts blood vessels, they will use a special x-ray known as an angiogram. Dye is inserted using a thin hollow tube known as a catheter. This is what cardiac catheterization is. It is used to check for heart diseases such as coronary artery

Diagnostic Tests Used in Cardiology Can Save Your Health and Even Your Life

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 21, 2020

Potentially having a heart condition is one of the scariest feelings in the world. Our heart is the very center of our being. It is what keeps us going. That is why all of the doctors at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates felt so strongly about dedicating their lives to protecting the hearts of their patients. The

Top Reasons Patients are Referred to Cardiologists

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 15, 2020

Should you be concerned if your primary doctor gives you a referral to a cardiologist? It may seem like it but it is a pretty common practice. A referral to a heart specialist will include a physical exam, blood work to check sugar levels and cholesterol readings. You may also be asked to perform a

What is Your Skin Trying to Tell You About the Condition of Your Heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 22, 2020

Heart health isn’t something many of us give a lot of thought to and certainly having a skin issue wouldn’t automatically signal that you could be having a heart issue. The truth is the signals of heart problems can be subtle and often are overlooked. Knowing the potential issues could save you or a loved

What is Kawasaki Disease and How Does it Effect the Heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 12, 2020

KD or Kawasaki disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is a little known disease yet it is the number one cause of acquired heart disease in children.  KD only affects children and a very small number in their teens. It creates blood vessel inflammation, particularly in the coronary arteries. Boys are one and a half times

Has Your Doctor Suggested a Chemical Stress Test?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 9, 2020

If you have physical limitations such as joint issues, arthritis, unsteady mobility, a previous stroke or back pain, you may be unable to undergo a normal manual treadmill stress test in order to determine heart health and capacity to endure stress. While treadmill stress tests are the normal industry standard there is an alternative for

Heart Damage Can Be Caused By Heavy Metal Toxicity

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 6, 2020

When it comes to toxins, many people tend to overlook heavy metals. Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements, some of which we normally have in our bodies. The problem becomes the levels at which they are being found when the capacity of the body is reached and exceeded they become toxic. This leads to what

May Thurner Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 18, 2020

You may very well know May Thurner Syndrome by another name – It is often referred to as iliocaval compression syndrome, Iliac vein compression syndrome, or Cockett syndrome. This syndrome is an anatomical variant where the right iliac artery compresses the left iliac vein against the fifth lumbar vertebra. It causes left side vein compression