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

Can Heart Disease Be Prevented?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 28, 2019

You may wonder what you can do to help prevent heart disease, especially if you have a family history. Though the mortality rate has lessened in recent years, heart disease is still the number one leading cause of death worldwide. This statistic is likely to remain for years to come. Heart disease most commonly affects

Does Your Heart Change as You Age?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 5, 2019

As much as many of us would like to believe ourselves immortal and impenetrable to any effects of aging, the truth is that no one is immune. Aging can cause small changes in both the blood vessels as well as your heart. One of the most straight forward examples is in the gym. If you

Meet the Doctors of Tampa Cardiovascular Associates

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 25, 2019

When it comes to choosing a doctor it’s important you find someone you feel like you can talk with and relate to. Your heart is the very core of your being. Keeping it healthy is vital. That is why Tampa Cardiovascular associates were formed.  Our physicians are committed to providing the very best treatments, care,

Does Your Doctor Want You to Wear a Holter Monitor?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 1, 2018

For the heart being such a small organ, it is vital for life and health that it be in good shape. Unfortunately sometimes our hearts get worn out, tired, and even diseased. At that point, you may begin to feel run down and even be able to detect that your heart just doesn’t “feel quite