You Are Scheduled for an Echocardiogram – Here is What to Expect

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 18, 2022

An echocardiogram is a type of diagnostic test that uses sound waves to create a visual representation of the heart live and in action, pumping and beating. It can be performed by your doctor or a technician in the office if it is suspected that something is amiss with your heart’s valves or if you

Tips to Help Reduce and Control High Blood Pressure Through Diet

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 11, 2022

How is your blood pressure? If you have high blood pressure you may be searching for ways to get it under control. Your physician may put you on medication but there is more you can do, naturally. Medication can be a wonderful tool, but it should not be the only lifestyle change implemented, but rather

Nicotine and Your Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 7, 2022

Do you smoke or vape? – IMPORTANT INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW In 2022 it’s no secret that nicotine and smoking are detrimental to your well-being.  Statistics show that 480,000 people per year die due to the chemicals in cigarettes. Smoke can cause lung cancer and a number of other diseases. Both nicotine and carbon

Ways to Improve Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 1, 2022

Taking care of your heart is key to health. Learn how to best take care of your heart.   Get all recommended regular health checks Attending regularly scheduled visits with your team of medical professionals becomes critical as we age. Your doctor can check blood pressure, run screenings and blood tests, prescribe and adjust medications,

Varicose Veins and Circulation Issues

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On: September 20, 2022

One of the most asked questions many ask is – Were my varicose veins caused by poor circulation? The simple answer is no. Poor circulation can be a symptom of vein disease, but it is not the actual cause. Poor circulation is a symptom that we should pay attention to. Signs of lack of circulation

Self-Care is a Necessary Part of Your Health Plan That Many Overlook

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On: September 16, 2022

Somehow society has come to think of self-care and me time as an indulgent luxury. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. When many of us think of health care we associate the term with going to the doctor. While heading to see your GP or a specialist for a specific concern is of

The Tampa Cardio Vein Clinic Heals Troubled Legs

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On: September 13, 2022

Varicose veins are not a cosmetic only issue. Visible purple varicose or spider veins are a sign and symptom that something isn’t right in the body. That “something” is most likely venous insufficiency – otherwise known as vein disease. At the Tampa Cardiovascular Associates Vein Clinic, we can help heal your legs so that you

Has Your Doctor Recommended the Watchman Device?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 9, 2022

If you have atrial fibrillation without a heart valve issue, then the Watchman Device may be right for you. It can reduce the risk of stroke in people with this condition. According to the American Heart Association, people with AFib are five times more prone to experiencing a stroke than those with a normal heartbeat.

Have You Been Diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis?

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On: September 5, 2022

Aortic stenosis is a specific type of heart disease that hampers the heart’s ability to pump enough blood. It can prevent it from properly supplying oxygen to the body. Aortic stenosis is a condition that affects the opening of the aortic heart valve. This vascular disease occurs when the body’s main artery has sustained damage.

Could Drinking Alcohol Affect Your Heart’s Rhythm?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 1, 2022

Social norms permit adults to drink socially. This can mean grabbing a drink with friends after work or simply having a cocktail in the evening at home after a long day. For most people, this isn’t enough to harm your health. For those with AFib, it can be a different story. What is Atrial Fibrillation