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

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,