Pandemic Depression – Could it Be Leading You Down the Path to Heart Disease?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 24, 2021

Pandemic Depression – Could it Be Leading You Down the Path to Heart Disease? Depression can manifest itself in many ways in different people. But if you don’t feel like yourself, are down all the time and have lost your zest for life in this recent year of our “New Normal” first let us say,

How Dangerous is Sugar to Your Health, Really?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 10, 2021

We don’t often think a lot about sugar unless we are on a diet or restricted way of eating. Sugar, however, in recent years has been compared to cigarettes in the way they purposefully target the area of the brain that controls pleasure. Both cigarettes and sugar are highly addictive. Not much was known about

The High Risk of Leaving Blood Pressure Unregulated

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 22, 2020

A high blood pressure reading at the doctor’s office now and then isn’t necessarily cause for alarm. Some days our pressure may just be higher than others. It can be due to stress, physical exertion, nervousness at a doctor visit (white coat syndrome), or even if you drink a latte on the morning of your

Heart Disease and Diabetes – Is there a Correlation?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 14, 2020

It isn’t often people think of diabetes and heart disease being connected. They are considered two very different illnesses. The fact is that they do have a link to one another. Approximately 65% of those who have type 2 diabetes will ultimately have their cause of death be some form of heart disease or stroke.

Heart Healthy Breakfast Ideas from Tampa Cardiovascular Associates

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 4, 2020

Breakfast has long been said to be the most important meal of the day. You have been fasting all night while you sleep and this literally means what it says “break” “fast”. What you break that fast with, especially if you may have a need to focus on the health of your heart, is very

Malnutrition is a complication of Advanced Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 19, 2020

When your body is experiencing heart failure one of this first things the heart muscle uses up is vitamin B. Studies have shown that up to one third of those with heart failure have unacceptably low levels of B1 (Thiamine) and that they were below level for all other B Vitamins. This can result from

Just Not Feeling Right Following an Infection? It Could be Myocarditis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 26, 2020

Just Not Feeling Right Following an Infection? It Could be Myocarditis If you have been sick with a systemic infection occasionally the virus can enter the heart. Your body produces cells to fight the virus to try and heal you. These cells release chemicals which can sometimes inflame the heart muscle.  Inflammation of the heart

A Look at What Smoking Does to Your Heart – Cigarettes and Cannabis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 21, 2020

While smoking back in the day was considered cool and trendy it became apparent 50 years ago that smoking cigarettes was potentially very harmful to your health. Away went the billboards and magazine ads glorifying the Marlboro Man and smoking as socially hip and in came the warning labels. It is now widely known that

Signs and symptoms of Heart Disease, What to Watch Out For

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On: September 8, 2020

Signs and symptoms of Heart Disease, What to Watch Out For Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? In fact, one person dies from cardiovascular disease (heart disease) every 37 seconds. Heart disease is a serious condition. If you know the

Blood Donation and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 1, 2020

Blood Donation and Heart Disease Many people wrongly believe that if you have heart disease you cannot donate blood. In fact, not only can you donate, but many doctors would encourage you to do so! Giving blood has proven health benefits for the giver as well as the receiver. Donating blood can be good for