What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 3, 2021

Heart palpitations feel like your heart has skipped a beat (or beats). It may feel like a fluttering in your chest. Though most causes are not serious this feeling can be disarming and even scary. Knowing what can make your heart race can help you identify when to call your doctor and when to simply

Diet, Heart Health, and Catch Phrases

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 29, 2021

“You are what you eat.” & “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Two quotes that have stood the test of time. This long-standing duration in our language is due to the truth held in these two small phrases. While they may be considered catch phrases, the wisdom is valid.   What you choose to feed

Heart Health Statistics for 2020

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 2, 2021

Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States despite the pandemic. While you may not be hearing a lot about heart disease in the news right now, it unfortunately has not gone anywhere. Death due to ischemic heart disease has risen 11% across the nation from 2019.  Deaths due to high blood

Hypertension – How High is Too High? When to Talk to Your Doctor

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 22, 2021

High blood pressure has long been known as the Silent Killer. The reason being you can have high blood pressure for quiet some time and not know it. A constantly elevated pressure in your cardiovascular system leads to weakening of the blood vessels, arteries, and the heart muscle itself. It puts you at risk for

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