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

Understanding Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 13, 2020

Familial Hypercholesterolemia, sometimes abbreviated to just “FH” is a disorder that is inherited generationally. FH leads to premature fast-developing cardiovascular disease. Genetic mutations in these patients cause the liver to be incapable of metabolizing excess LDL (Low-density lipoproteins) (sometimes referred to as ‘bad cholesterol’). This can lead to stroke, heart attack, and heart valve narrowing.

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets May Raise Stroke Risk

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 6, 2020

While vegetarians and vegans may have a lower risk of coronary heart disease when compared to meat-eaters, a new recent survey by the University of Oxford shows that they also may conversely have a greater stroke risk. This study was based on data taken from a sample group of 48,000 adults between 1993 and 2001

The Pros and Cons of Coronary Angioplasty

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 1, 2020

If you have been told by your cardiologist that you need a coronary angioplasty you may be a bit freaked out. Any procedures to do directly with the heart can send people into a state of anxiety. But the important thing to know is that you are in great expert hands with the physicians of

Two Servings of Raw Nuts a Week Can Lead to a Healthier Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 23, 2019

Research suggests that eating nuts reduces the risk of fatal heart disease and stroke. Nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, and almonds have been shown to lower the risk of heart attack as well as stroke. Those who ate nuts two times per week were 17% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Nuts are a great

Insomnia Can Raise Your Risk of Cancer and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 20, 2019

Millions of Americans complain of sleepless nights now and then, but what if it becomes ongoing and even chronic? Not getting enough sleep can lead to bigger problems than being drowsy at work. According to a new study, those who are middle-aged and have hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart disease or have had a stroke

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.

What to Eat When You Have Heart Failure (HF)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 9, 2019

These days “heart-healthy eating” has become a major catchphrase. While it’s a great idea for everyone to eat foods that benefit the body, especially the heart, those with heart disease and heart failure really need to pay close attention and change the way they configure their daily meals. Learn the Heart Health Rules if you