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

Diagnosed With Aeortic Valve Stenois? Get Treatment in Tampa, Florida

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 10, 2020

Aortic Valve Stenosis Defined Aortic valve stenosis is a heart valve disease. It is the most common valve disease in the United States. It involves the narrowing of the aortic heart valve, which connects the left ventricle to the aorta. Narrowing results in a reduction of the volume of blood pumped to the body. It

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,

Do I Need A Stress Test?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 14, 2019

We often have patients come in and say “I think I need a stress test”. We then ask why it is they feel they may need to have the test done. Often we find that patients have no symptoms that would indicate the need for a stress test. No chest pain or shortness of breath

The Importance of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 21, 2019

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition that oftentimes remains completely undetected until it is too late. Though some patients will report abdominal, back, or flank pain leading up to an aneurysm rupturing, most will experience no symptoms at all, completely unaware that they even have an aortic aneurysm until the aneurysm itself

Should You Go For a Regular Cardiovascular Check Up?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 20, 2019

While not everyone needs to see a cardiologist on a regular basis if you have a pre-existing cardiovascular condition, have suffered a stroke or a heart attack, you may find your physician suggesting strongly that you maintain a check-up at regular intervals to ensure heart health. Regularly checking in on your heart can ward off

10 Reasons to Visit a Cardiologist Even if You Are Healthy

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 12, 2019

America has become accustomed to only visiting the doctor when they feel sick. When healthy, it gets put off or not even thought of in the first place. The problem with this would be the same as if you only took your car in when it broke down. Taking your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance

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

A Holter Monitor – What is it and How Can it Help You?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 14, 2019

While clinical use of cardiac monitors began in the late 1960’s they were based on the original concept by physicist Norman J. Holter back in 1949. These telemetric cardiac monitoring devices at first were pretty large, not portable at all, and patients has to remain in the hospital if monitoring was needed. Some were worn