Tachycardia

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 4, 2015

Having heart palpitations when you are completely at rest is a scary feeling. No matter what you seem to do or how relaxed over all you may feel, it just keeps going. It can cause an uncomfortable tightness in your chest and if the heart rate stays elevated for some time, can become tired and

Kidney Disease – Diet Tips for Prevention & Management

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 11, 2015

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic or difficult condition such as kidney disease, then you have likely been told by your physician about the importance of maintaining a healthy and somewhat specific diet. And, even if you haven’t yet developed such a condition or one similar, it is understandable that you would want to

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 5, 2015

Deep Vein Thrombosis is the medical term for a blood clot. This condition can occur when one or more blood clots form within the deep veins of the circulatory system (most commonly in the legs). It can result in swelling, tenderness and pain in the legs but often times presents no noticeable symptoms. DVT is

Aortic Stenosis – Getting to the heart of the matter

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 28, 2015

Aortic Stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic heart valve opening. The aorta is the main artery in the body and vital in delivering oxygen rich blood to the entire system. The narrowing is usually caused by age related calcification but can also be attributed to birth defects, radiation therapy or a bout with rheumatic

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 26, 2015

As we age arteries can become narrowed and hardened which can result in coronary artery disease. If you’ve had a heart attack or suffer from angina (chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to your heart) your Cardiologist may recommend medication therapy or, if that proves ineffective, that you have a coronary angioplasty (opening of

Treatment Options for an Atrial Septal Defect

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 22, 2015

An atrial septal defect is a heart defect in which the dividing wall between the upper chambers of the heart is defective, allowing blood to flow and mix freely between the two chambers. What makes this particularly dangerous is that the blood on the left side of the heart is oxygen-rich while the blood on

Recognizing the Signs of a Heart Attack

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 22, 2015

Heart attacks continue to be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States today. And while the survival rate for heart attacks is high, it is higher amongst those who are with others when their heart attack strikes and who are able to recognize the signs and get medical

Four Foods to Avoid if You Have Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 22, 2015

While it’s important for anyone of any age or lifestyle to maintain a healthy diet, it is even more important for heart disease patients to do so. Your heart health is heavily related to nearly everything that you put in your body, and a proper diet can do wonders for keeping heart disease at bay

Are You at Risk for Varicose Veins?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 21, 2015

Varicose veins are not an uncommon condition; it is estimated that over 40 million people in the United States currently suffer from varicose veins and that over 50% of the population over the age of fifty currently has them. This does not go to say that varicose veins are inevitable and that you should simply

Signs You are Underweight

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 21, 2015

Sometimes it may seem that nearly everywhere you turn people are talking about the new fad diet or other ways to lose weight. With so much attention in society given to the problem of being overweight, those who are underweight may feel looked over and ignored, as if their problem isn’t actually considered a problem