Strange Lingering Covid Effects? – Let’s Do a Check-In

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 11, 2022

Still feeling “Just not quite right” following having had COVID-19? You are not alone.  No matter what station you watch, magazines you read, or search engines you frequent. COVID is still one of the world’s top health concerns. There has been a learning curve as we have progressed along through this viral illness that has

The Link Between Poor Mental Health and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 1, 2022

How are you? (really) Mental health is at the forefront of many people’s minds these days. The rate of anxiety and depression has grown in the USA and worldwide over the last two years thanks to the pandemic. Depression can cause you to feel on some days like your heart physically hurts. Sadness can be

LV global longitudinal strain may predict poor outcomes in COVID-19

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 17, 2022

Left ventricular global longitudinal strain predicted death and respiratory failure in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, researchers reported in the American Journal of Cardiology. Michele Bevilacqua, MD, internal medicine resident at University Hospital of Verona, Italy, and colleagues analyzed 87 patients with COVID-19 admitted to University Hospital of Verona who had a complete echocardiography examination within 72 hours of admission.

The Blood Pressure Epidemic Courtesy of The Covid Pandemic

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 21, 2021

Are you feeling the pressure? These past couple of years have changed the way we live and the way we relate to one another. Fear has been a prevalent motivating factor. With fear comes anxiety. With anxiety often comes elevated blood pressure. Shutdowns, masks, vaccines, mandates, all of it is highly stressful. That is on

Underweight? It Could Affect Your Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 1, 2021

It may seem like the media focuses almost exclusively on those who are overweight and their plight to lose fat, but what about those who are underweight and unable to gain? Being underweight, no matter what the high fashion industry says can be as dangerous and detrimental to your health as being obese. While there

COVID-19 and Heart Rate Issues – Get the Facts

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 10, 2021

Do you have covid or are recovering from it? While thankfully most who recover from Covid make a full recovery some who aren’t quite so lucky are experiencing lingering heart issues. What is being seen is very minimal exertion leading directly to an increased heart rate and even palpitations. This is in patients who prior

The Stress of 2021 is Getting to Many – Broken Heart Syndrome is on the Rise

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 5, 2021

Stressed out? You need to read this… It was once believed to be an old wives’ tale, that someone could be so sad, so stressed, or so distraught that it could break their heart on a physical level. The truth isn’t so far from fable. Stress can impact your body in powerfully negative ways. When

Recommendations from the American Heart Association

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 20, 2021

Lifestyle has a huge effect on your health and wellbeing. This is especially true for your heart and cardiovascular health. Change isn’t as drastic or as hard as you might think. Just a few small habitual adjustments and you could alter your health now as well as into the future. Tips for a healthier heart

What Does it Mean to Eat “Heart Healthy”? (Simplified)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 4, 2021

The cheat sheet for a healthier heart  With billions of food products on the market it is more confusing than ever to know what to eat especially if you find yourself with dietary restrictions due to a health condition. Stamps of approval are all over the place “Gluten free”, “vegan”, “low sodium”, “fat free”, but

The Effect Ibuprofen Can Have on Your Kidneys

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 14, 2021

Ibuprofen is a go to in many medicine cabinets. It’s great for relieving inflammation, reducing pain, and blocking headaches. It is sold OTC (Over the Counter) and because of this, is believed to be safe to take as recommended. Which is set at 1 200mg pill every 4 to 6 hours with a maximum limit