Recognizing and Treating an Electrolyte Imbalance

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 29, 2015

What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are minerals found in the body that are essential to proper muscle, nerve, and brain function. These minerals must be kept well balanced, as too little or too much of any one mineral can detrimentally impact some of the body’s most vital systems. While a certain amount of electrolytes can be

When Does Chest Pain Require Medical Attention?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 21, 2015

Experiencing chest pain can be startling and terrifying, especially when your imagination gets the best of you and you immediately assume the worse. And while chest pain is a symptom of an oncoming heart attack, it can also be a symptom of many other conditions – some serious, and some not so serious. But how

Five Reasons to See a Nutritionist Now

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 21, 2015

When it comes to your diet and health, nothing can top the advice of a licensed nutritionist or dietician. No two people are the same, and nutrition specialists have a special knowledge and understanding of how what we put into our bodies has on the way our bodies look and feel. While there are many

Diet Tips to Reduce and Control High Blood Pressure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 23, 2015

Because many blood pressure medications have unpleasant side effects or adverse effects on other areas of a person’s health, many people try to control their high blood pressure simply by changing and monitoring their diet and lifestyle. While losing weight and exercising frequently can both have a large impact on a person’s blood pressure levels,

The Correlation Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 23, 2015

While most people are aware that diabetes and heart disease are two extremely severe conditions, not everyone is probably aware of the connection between the two. Because around 65% of people with type 2 diabetes die from some form of heart disease or stroke and because adults with type 2 diabetes are up to four

What Can I Do to Prevent Heart Disease?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 17, 2014

Heart disease is a term that encompasses a variety of conditions related to the heart, the blood vessels, or both and some are extremely severe. Though the mortality rate has decreased in recent years, heart disease is still currently the leading cause of death across the entire world, a statistic that is likely to keep

Maintaining a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle is Key in Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 23, 2014

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has made a lot of recent appearances in the news lately, especially after a 17-year-old varsity tennis captain passed away from cardiac arrest in California earlier this week. How does an athletic, active, and incredibly young girl, in seemingly perfect health, pass away so suddenly? The truth is that instances like

3D Transthoracic Echo in an Office-Based Setting

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 21, 2014

Enhancing patient care Tampa Cardiovascular Associates (TCA) is a private, office-based cardiovascular practice in Tampa, FL. The team is comprised of cardiologists Dr. Vasco Marques and Dr. Asad Sawar, along with sonographer Gustavo Lopez, RDCS, RVS. Their practice is focused on cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, peripheral artery disease, and venous diseases. For several years,