Signs of Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 16, 2016

Do you know the signs of heart failure? Early recognition is crucial to receiving timely treatment and preventing further deterioration. If you or someone you know has more than one of the symptoms below, reach out to a cardiologist for an evaluation. • Shortness of breath: this can occur when the heart has a difficult

Are You at Risk for Heart Failure?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 23, 2016

Heart failure, even in the name alone, is scary. That your heart can fail, or give out, is something to be taken very seriously. Everyone’s heart will weaken a bit as they age, but lifestyle factors are indicative of how severe and quickly this weakening can manifest. Heart failure is usually associated with other conditions

February is American Heart Month

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 1, 2016

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, so having the support of our government in educating Americans is of utmost importance. President Lyndon B. Johnson started the American Heart Month campaign in 1964 and asked that every year the President of the United States declares a proclamation of the fight against

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 26, 2015

As we age arteries can become narrowed and hardened which can result in coronary artery disease. If you’ve had a heart attack or suffer from angina (chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to your heart) your Cardiologist may recommend medication therapy or, if that proves ineffective, that you have a coronary angioplasty (opening of

Treatment Options for an Atrial Septal Defect

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 22, 2015

An atrial septal defect is a heart defect in which the dividing wall between the upper chambers of the heart is defective, allowing blood to flow and mix freely between the two chambers. What makes this particularly dangerous is that the blood on the left side of the heart is oxygen-rich while the blood on

Recognizing the Signs of a Heart Attack

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 22, 2015

Heart attacks continue to be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States today. And while the survival rate for heart attacks is high, it is higher amongst those who are with others when their heart attack strikes and who are able to recognize the signs and get medical

Four Foods to Avoid if You Have Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 22, 2015

While it’s important for anyone of any age or lifestyle to maintain a healthy diet, it is even more important for heart disease patients to do so. Your heart health is heavily related to nearly everything that you put in your body, and a proper diet can do wonders for keeping heart disease at bay

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

Coronary Angioplasty: Pros and Cons

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 23, 2015

What is coronary angioplasty and stenting? During an angioplasty, your doctor inflates a small balloon within your blocked blood vessel, improving your blood flow by widening the space that your blood has access to pass through. In some cases, a device called a stent, which is essentially a piece of wire mesh, is placed inside