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

PVC’s What They Are and How They Can Affect Your Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 19, 2021

Premature ventricular contractions, otherwise known as PVC’s, are extra heart beats that don’t fit into the normal rhythm. They begin in the lower ventricles. They disrupt the normal beat and can make you feel a fluttering in your chest. They can be disturbing, but the question is, are they dangerous? Though they can feel scary,

Why People Visit a Nutritionist and Why You May Want to As Well

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 16, 2021

In the beginning eating was simple. We had what the earth would provide locally. Fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts, and if you could catch it – meat. That was it. These days we have a gargantuan array of endless choices of foods. Some natural and some artificial. It is immensely confusing. With the introduction of processed,

Dietary Changes That Can Help Regulate High Blood Pressure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 8, 2021

Unwanted side effects are the downside of blood pressure medication. Because of this many people tend to try and ignore their elevated readings. That isn’t a good idea. If you are concerned about your blood pressure but prefer not to take pharmaceuticals, we have some dietary suggestions to try first that may help control pressure

Heart Health Statistics for 2020

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 2, 2021

Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States despite the pandemic. While you may not be hearing a lot about heart disease in the news right now, it unfortunately has not gone anywhere. Death due to ischemic heart disease has risen 11% across the nation from 2019.  Deaths due to high blood

Hypertension – How High is Too High? When to Talk to Your Doctor

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 22, 2021

High blood pressure has long been known as the Silent Killer. The reason being you can have high blood pressure for quiet some time and not know it. A constantly elevated pressure in your cardiovascular system leads to weakening of the blood vessels, arteries, and the heart muscle itself. It puts you at risk for