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

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

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

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and Could I Be at Risk?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 10, 2020

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has made a lot of recent appearances in the news lately, especially after a 17-year-old varsity tennis captain passed away from cardiac arrest in California earlier this week. How does an athletic, active, and incredibly young girl, in seemingly perfect health, pass away so suddenly? The truth is that instances like

The Link Between Chronic Depression and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 4, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced depression you understand that it can sometimes feel like you have a broken or heavy heart. The question becomes that while depression can certainly feel like a heart based issue, can it cause actual damage to your heart muscle? Research has shown both that heart disease can cause depression and that

When to Seek Medical Help for Chest Pain

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 28, 2020

There is nothing quite as scary as feeling a pain in your chest that you cannot explain. Automatically our thoughts may go directly to heart attack, even though often that is not the case and there are many other potential causes. While chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, it can also

Has your Cardiologist Suggested You Need to Get a Stent Placed in Your Heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 23, 2020

A stent is a tiny mesh tube comprised of either cobalt chromium alloy or stainless steel. It is placed into the narrowed or blocked artery by way of a catheter and the intent is to help improve blood flow and reduce and even eliminate chest pain symptoms. Stents are intended to last a lifetime and

What You Feed Your Kids May Lead to Heart Health or Heart Problems Later in Life

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 29, 2020

According to the American Heart Association children who eat healthy grow up with very little risk of obesity or heart disease. This comes directly from “Caregiver Influences on Eating Behaviors in Young Children A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association,” was published this week in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The Summary

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

How Sugar Effects the Heart and Body

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 8, 2020

As crazy as it may sound eating too much sugar can raise your risk of dying from heart disease even if you aren’t overweight. In a 15 year study focused on sugar added to the American diet, it was found that those who took in more than 25% of their daily food calories from processed

An Inside Look at Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 4, 2020

What is CHF (Congestive Heart Failure)? – CHF is a progressive chronic illness that affects how well your heart muscles can pump blood to the rest of your body. There are 4 Stages of Congestive Heart Failure Stages are labeled by letter. A, B, C, and D. A is the least serious (Risk of developing