Optimism is Good for Your Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 18, 2021

When you are in a good mood and your outlook on life is positive you just feel better overall. Studies reveal that optimistic, happy, glass half full people are more likely to have good heart health as well. The study https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2012-10025-001 looked at two groups of people who had similar risk for heart disease. The

Am I at Risk for a Stroke? – Find out

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 14, 2021

Am I at Risk for a Stroke? – Find out. We are all human. We are all designed to feel somewhat indestructible. The human body is an amazing machine and when it is running properly – we are somewhat indestructible. But if you are predisposed to certain health risks due to lifestyle, genetics, or prior

Hyperkalemia – Chronic High Potassium Can Be a Serious Condition

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 12, 2021

Hyperkalemia – Chronic High Potassium Can Be a Serious Condition When your doctor draws yearly blood work and tells you casually your potassium may be too high, do not take it lightly. Hyperkalemia is one condition that can be easily overlooked with damaging and life-threatening consequences. Potassium levels can remain high, reoccur, or spike. These

Caffeine’s Effect on Your Heart’s Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 8, 2021

If you are a coffee or tea drinker, or even indulge in energy drinks or sodas, you may wonder if it’s having any effect on your heart health. The fact is that caffeine does influence your circulatory system. Caffeine affects the circulatory system in several ways: If you don’t consume caffeinated drinks regularly when you

The High Risk of Leaving Blood Pressure Unregulated

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 22, 2020

A high blood pressure reading at the doctor’s office now and then isn’t necessarily cause for alarm. Some days our pressure may just be higher than others. It can be due to stress, physical exertion, nervousness at a doctor visit (white coat syndrome), or even if you drink a latte on the morning of your

Heart Disease and Diabetes – Is there a Correlation?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 14, 2020

It isn’t often people think of diabetes and heart disease being connected. They are considered two very different illnesses. The fact is that they do have a link to one another. Approximately 65% of those who have type 2 diabetes will ultimately have their cause of death be some form of heart disease or stroke.

Healthy Sleep Habits Boost Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 11, 2020

We could easily deem 2020 the year of insomnia. So many patients tell us they cannot sleep because of racing thoughts and anxiety revolving around world events. These are interesting times we are in indeed. It is vital for your health to limit the amount of stress you are under on a daily basis as

Foods That Help Keep Your Cholesterol Under Control

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 8, 2020

If you have recently had blood work done and have been flagged as having high or elevated cholesterol numbers, it’s important to pay attention. Elevated cholesterol can cause massive health issues if not dealt with and brought back into normal range. Rather than jump directly to medications its best to try and manage it though

Heart Healthy Breakfast Ideas from Tampa Cardiovascular Associates

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 4, 2020

Breakfast has long been said to be the most important meal of the day. You have been fasting all night while you sleep and this literally means what it says “break” “fast”. What you break that fast with, especially if you may have a need to focus on the health of your heart, is very

Benefits of Using a Sauna for Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 23, 2020

Many of us walk right by the saunas at our gyms, as great as they are for your health, oddly I almost never see anyone in there. Let’s take a look at the different benefits of different types of saunas The DRY SAUNA:. Dry saunas produce a heavy deep sweat which has a cleansing effect