Tips for Travel to Help Reduce the Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 15, 2022

The holiday season is approaching. Many of you will be traveling to visit family and friends. Before you start planning your trip, we want to remind you about the risks of deep vein thrombosis that travel presents. It is important to take the necessary precautions to avoid this complication if you are at risk. A

What You Need to Know About Statins

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 1, 2022

Statin medications are commonly used to lower cholesterol levels. They can help prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke and are often recommended for patients 40 and older. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Studies continue to point to the prevention of heart attack and stroke through the use of

Has Your Doctor Recommended the Watchman Device?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 9, 2022

If you have atrial fibrillation without a heart valve issue, then the Watchman Device may be right for you. It can reduce the risk of stroke in people with this condition. According to the American Heart Association, people with AFib are five times more prone to experiencing a stroke than those with a normal heartbeat.

Why Would I Need to See a Cardiologist?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 21, 2020

The majority of patients don’t jump directly to visiting a Cardiologist. Consultations are mostly recommended by a patient’s primary care doctor as a result of either heightened risk factors for cardiovascular disease or symptoms that indicate it may already be an issue. America’s number one killer is still heart disease. It affects 80 million people.

Could the Watchman Device Be Right For Me?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 14, 2020

If you have Atrial Fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem the Watchman Device might be right for you. This device is intended to decrease the risk of stroke in certain individuals. A patient with AFib is 5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than someone with a normal regulated heartbeat. It works

Sugar Addiction and Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 17, 2019

Sugar targets the pleasure center in the brain. It is highly addictive and hazardous to your health when not eaten in moderation. Not much was known in regard to the dangers of sugar until many years after it had become a common household staple. The harmful effects of a diet high in sugar are becoming

The Holter Monitor for Heart Monitoring

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 16, 2019

If your Cardiologist has suggested to you the idea of needing to monitor your heart rhythms the name Holter Monitor likely came up. While this is easy to do for a patient lying in a hospital bed, that becomes an expensive and often unnecessary proposition.  Pre 1960’s there was no at-home option for 24/7 monitoring.

Heart Disease – How Can I Help Prevent It?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 20, 2019

Heart disease includes a variety of conditions related to the heart, the blood vessels, or both. Though the fatality rate has lessened in recent years, heart disease is still currently the number one cause of death globally, a statistic that is likely to keep its place for many years to come. While heart disease most

The Correlation Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 12, 2019

Both diabetes and heart disease are two extremely prevalent conditions in our society. Most people believe the two to be completely seperate when there actually is a very real link. Approximately 65% of people with type 2 diabetes will die from heart disease or stroke. Adults with type 2 diabetes are up to four times