Varicose Veins and Running

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 12, 2017

Are you a jogger or a runner and have started to notice your legs don’t feel quite right? Do you experience leg pain, swelling, a feeling of heavy legs, numbness, itching, or even notice veins starting to become visible? This isn’t unusual and you aren’t alone. While running isn’t a major cause of vein issues

Dark Chocolate & Olive Oil – The Heart Healthy Benefits

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 5, 2017

If you are looking for a healthy remedy for high cholesterol levels it may be found in some everyday foods you would love to include in your diet anyway. As you may have guessed by the title, we mean dark chocolate and olive oil. These two, when eaten in combination, have been shown to produce

Cardiovascular Disease – Defined

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: December 4, 2017

What is cardiovascular disease? – When it comes to the heart having anything at all perceived as “wrong” with it is a very scary thing. After all, your heart is the very core of your being. It beats and keeps all of the rest of your organs working thanks to life-giving blood being pumped through.

Is Low Blood Pressure a Problem?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 21, 2017

We hear so much about the dangers of high blood pressure and hypertension, but what about low blood pressure readings? What do they indicate and is low blood pressure dangerous? There is no specific number reading at which a decision of “too low” is indicated. Unless symptoms are present and bothersome, low blood pressure isn’t

Broken Heart Syndrome – Is it Real?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 13, 2017

Many of us have heard stories of couples who have been married for 40 or 50 years being so overwrought with grief upon their spouses’ death that they die soon after of a broken heart. This type of physical manifestation of emotion is what is known as broken heart syndrome. The question is, is it

How Do You Know If Your Heart is Healthy?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 1, 2017

There are some basic tests you can do to monitor your heart and make sure it is staying healthy. First and foremost – check your blood pressure. Though one single reading won’t tell the tale, keeping a journal of readings can establish a baseline. If you are consistently within a good range, fantastic. If your

Understanding What Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 16, 2017

We have all had our blood pressure taken. We slide our arms into the cuff, it tightens uncomfortably and then the nurse practitioner jots down the numbers with very little comment. Understanding information is vital to your health. It is said that 120 over 80 is the perfect and ideal blood pressure. The top number

Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 9, 2017

While this is a scary term that at first sound makes it seem like the heart has given out and is no longer working at all, which of course would mean immediate death, Congestive heart failure while it does require immediate medical attention does not at all mean certain demise. It is not the same

Coconut oil: Healthy alternative or bad for your heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 3, 2017

It’s a common ingredient in shampoos, skin creams, and tanning products, with a sweet smell that evokes imagery of tropical paradise. But coconut oil is considered by many to be a “miracle oil” with a host of dietary benefits, and those who cook with it believe it improves digestion, boosts metabolism and immune health, improves

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Know the Signs

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 21, 2017

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is the medical terminology which translates to telling you that you have a blood clot. Blood clots always require medical attention as soon as possible because depending on the location of the clot it can be life-threatening if it breaks free in its still solid form. Recognizing a clot You may