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

When are Holter Monitors Used?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 13, 2015

There are times when a heart patient requires 24/7 monitoring of their condition for days, and up to weeks, at a time, while keeping them in a hospital for that whole time would be both extremely expensive and extremely impractical. For such instances, a device called a Holter monitor is often used, so named for

What You Can Expect During an Echocardiogram

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 3, 2015

An echocardiogram is a diagnostic test, that through the use of sound waves, produces images of your heart beating and pumping blood. Echocardiograms are recommended by doctors in a variety of instances, but generally when your doctor suspects problems with your valves or the overall pumping action in your heart. Echocardiograms are also often used

When Does Chest Pain Require Medical Attention?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 21, 2015

Experiencing chest pain can be startling and terrifying, especially when your imagination gets the best of you and you immediately assume the worse. And while chest pain is a symptom of an oncoming heart attack, it can also be a symptom of many other conditions – some serious, and some not so serious. But how

3D Transthoracic Echo in an Office-Based Setting

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 21, 2014

Enhancing patient care Tampa Cardiovascular Associates (TCA) is a private, office-based cardiovascular practice in Tampa, FL. The team is comprised of cardiologists Dr. Vasco Marques and Dr. Asad Sawar, along with sonographer Gustavo Lopez, RDCS, RVS. Their practice is focused on cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, peripheral artery disease, and venous diseases. For several years,