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.

Can Heart Disease Be Prevented?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 17, 2022

If you have a family history of heart disease you may wonder, proactively, if there is anything you can do to help prevent succumbing to the same fate as your elders. The truth is while there is no foolproof way to avoid heart issues, especially genetic ones, there are certainly steps you can take to

What to Expect During an Echocardiogram with Tampa Cardio

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 14, 2022

If your doctor has scheduled an echocardiogram for you as a diagnostic tool to help zero in on what is going on with your heart health it is, as with any medical procedure, nice to know ahead of time what to expect. At Tampa Cardiovascular Associates we want our patients to feel as at ease

Restless Leg Syndrome and Underlying Vein Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 12, 2022

Willis-Ekbom Disease otherwise known as restless leg syndrome affects as much as 10% of the US population. It is a neurological condition with similar but varied symptoms from person to person. Those with RLS experience annoying sensations in their legs that prevent them from sleeping. They may present as a tickling sensation, itching, crawling, or

How Serious is High Blood Pressure Anyway?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 10, 2022

If you have had your blood pressure taken and received some higher-than-normal readings, you may begin to wonder if you need to do something about it. Your doctor may recommend that you track your measurements at home for a while as well at your next visit. If your readings continue to be in the unacceptable

Myocarditis and COVID – Is there a Connection?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 3, 2022

Covid-19, the Coronavirus has hit the world hard. A good chunk of the population has experienced COVID firsthand with more falling ill daily. This includes both those who are and are not vaccinated. The symptoms seem to vary from person to person depending on age, other underlying health factors, and the state of their immune

Did You Know That ‘Cankles’ are Not Just Fat, But a Medical Condition?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 28, 2021

You may have noticed that some people have a lack of a slimming down at the ankle. It instead looks more like the leg goes directly into the foot merging as one. It has been assumed that it was a genetic formation of the body where fat was deposited at and around the entire ankle.

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

Take an Active Role in Managing Your Health – Help Prevent Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 13, 2021

The best time to think about heart disease is before it presents. If you have a family history including heart disease in older family members you could be at an elevated risk. Being proactive in your health care can go a long way. Heart disease encompasses a variety of conditions related to the heart, the

Tampa Cardiovascular Associates – Tampa Area Vein Specialists at Your Service

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 13, 2021

Dealing with Vein Issues? While most people hear the name Tampa Cardiovascular Associates, they assume we are only a cardiology office dealing with the heart and circulatory system. The truth is we are also top Vein Treatment Specialists in the Tampa Bay area. If you have venous insufficiency let Tampa Cardio examine you and recommend