Anxiety and Stress are Hard on Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 9, 2021

In times of great stress your cortisol level spikes. This increases your blood pressure as well as your heart rate. When this happens repeatedly these frequent spikes can weaken the heart muscle and eventually lead to coronary artery disease. Those who suffer panic attacks regularly say that they anxiety feels like a heart attack. Both

What You Should Know About Hemophilia

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 7, 2021

Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that is usually inherited. It is a disorder in which blood does not clot properly and it can lead to spontaneous bleeding as we as excessive bleeding following injury. Blood contains proteins which have clotting factors to help the blood loss stop. Those with this condition have lower levels of

Do You Know Your Numbers? – Your Health May Depend on It

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 1, 2021

Protect your heart and your body by getting blood work done as recommended by your physician. According to the American Heart Association doctors agree there are some vital numbers you should know and watch for to keep your heart and your body healthy. There are 4 lab range numbers that are very important to monitor regularly

Common Symptoms and Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 26, 2021

Do you know the signs? Feeling chest pain can be one of the scariest experiences of your life. It can be difficult to think straight when it happens so it’s imperative to fully know and understand what to look for before a crisis like this happens for you or a loved one. The sooner you

HIV Patients and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 20, 2021

As treatment for HIV progresses patients are living longer higher quality lives. Modern medicine has miraculously transformed a tragic terminal illness into a manageable condition that can be lived with and kept in check for years and even decades allowing for a longer fuller life. The only downfall of this extension is that a connection

The Importance of a Cardiovascular Exam Post COVID as well as Post COVID Vaccination

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 14, 2021

If you have tested positive for COVID and experienced flu like symptoms it is important to know that Sars-COVID-19 can have lingering effects on the heart. Making sure to stay hydrated and balanced in your electrolytes is key to a good outcome. You may experience rapid a heartbeat or palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, light

What are the Complications of Hypertension Left Untreated?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 10, 2021

They didn’t nickname high blood pressure the silent killer for no reason. It is important to check your blood pressure more regularly as you get older. If you notice readings in the warning sign or high range, keep an eye on it. If it continues to remain high over more than a few weeks talk

Dehydration and the Cardiovascular System – Stay Hydrated to Stay Healthy

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 6, 2021

Dehydration and the Cardiovascular System – Stay Hydrated to Stay Healthy Dehydration happens when your body puts out more fluid than you are able to take in. This water loss can happen though sweating, urination, fever, diarrhea, and illness. Though children, the elderly, and athletes are most at risk, anyone can dehydrate. Risks that come

What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 3, 2021

Heart palpitations feel like your heart has skipped a beat (or beats). It may feel like a fluttering in your chest. Though most causes are not serious this feeling can be disarming and even scary. Knowing what can make your heart race can help you identify when to call your doctor and when to simply

Diet, Heart Health, and Catch Phrases

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 29, 2021

“You are what you eat.” & “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Two quotes that have stood the test of time. This long-standing duration in our language is due to the truth held in these two small phrases. While they may be considered catch phrases, the wisdom is valid.   What you choose to feed