Do I Need A Stress Test?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 14, 2019

We often have patients come in and say “I think I need a stress test”. We then ask why it is they feel they may need to have the test done. Often we find that patients have no symptoms that would indicate the need for a stress test. No chest pain or shortness of breath

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

Tampa Cardio Expert Physicians Speak Up on What Heart Healthy Eating Really Means

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 7, 2019

Over the course of time what was widely accepted as the only way to eat if you wanted to protect or help repair your heart health was low cholesterol, low-fat diet. Today the answer may be more confusing and controversial. People are looking to plant-based vegan diets, going gluten-free, leaning towards low carb and even

Learn the Signs of Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 1, 2019

We get so used to hearing about the signs and dangers of hypertension (high blood pressure) that we may falsely believe that low blood pressure is then conversely healthy. Blood pressure is the most healthful when properly regulated and within a small range where there is enough pressure to fully pump blood throughout the body

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

Heart Issues and Cold Medicine – What You Need to Know

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 23, 2019

With the onset of colder weather as the fall months are here and the winter season is approaching as much as we love the coziness of a fireplace or the soothing warmth of a pumpkin spice latte it also signals the start of cold and flu season. While there is still no cure for the

The Importance of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 21, 2019

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition that oftentimes remains completely undetected until it is too late. Though some patients will report abdominal, back, or flank pain leading up to an aneurysm rupturing, most will experience no symptoms at all, completely unaware that they even have an aortic aneurysm until the aneurysm itself

What All Women Should Know About Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 11, 2019

For several years running heart disease has remained the number one cause of death for women in the United States. This doesn’t have to be the case if we can get enough women to sit up and pay attention to the risk factors and from there live a more healthful lifestyle – it just may keep

The Difference Between Varicose and Spider Veins

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 3, 2019

People often incorrectly use the terms “spider veins” and “varicose veins” interchangeably, and it’s important to understand that these are two very different conditions. While one is a simple cosmetic problem, that while causing embarrassment and discomfort poses no real medical threat, the other can not only be very painful but also present physical signs

Can Adrenal Fatigue Affect The Heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 23, 2019

Can Adrenal Fatigue Affect The Heart? When your heart starts to feel strange sometimes the cause isn’t the heart itself. It can be a scary feeling to have heart palpitations, mood swings, or feel shaky or weak. If your adrenal glands are overworked they may end up unable to create cortisol and you may overreact