Make or Break Your Heart Health with Nutrition

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 25, 2019

Food used to be pretty basic. Vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts, cheeses, dairy, along with a few “other” category items such as mayonnaise, ketchup, and other condiments. These days packaged, boxed, and fast food is king. They outsell fresh food due to convenience and low price. But at what cost are you eating these things on

What an EKG Can Tell You About Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 19, 2019

“You need an EKG” – It’s a commonly heard phrase here at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates. We have so many varied patients we never really know just how much knowledge of the medical field each has so we may neglect to fully explain reasons behind tests sometimes. Today we would like to look at the EKG

The Connection Between Air Pollution and High Blood Pressure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 16, 2019

High blood pressure for many can be a mystery. If you don’t seem to fit the criteria for risk which would include carrying extra weight, smoking, being stressed out on a regular basis, or having a family history of high blood pressure, you may wonder, what gives? Surprisingly we are coming to find that the

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings and Why They are Important

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 11, 2019

This is a lesser known type of aneurysm that most have never heard of, yet it can be very important to get screened. It is a potentially life-threatening condition. The problem is most times it remains undetected until it is too late. Some patients will report back, abdominal, or flank area pain just prior to

Foods That Boost Heart Health and Support Weight Loss

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 1, 2019

Looking to protect your heart while slimming down? We have compiled a list of some of the best foods to include in your diet plan. These foods that we have chosen to include are high in fiber yet low in calories. They will keep you feeling full and not create fat accumulation on the body.

Vein Pain and How To Translate Your Symptoms

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 28, 2019

Not all vein symptoms automatically mean you have a venous deficiency. If you have aching swollen legs and show signs of spider or varicose veins you may automatically assume it to be so and while you are most likely spot on in your self-diagnoses it is important to follow up with a professional Vein Specialist

How Are Varicose Veins Diagnosed?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 21, 2019

Outside of the visual appearance of bluish-purple colored raised veins the most widely used and accurate method of diagnosis is the duplex ultrasound which can pinpoint underlying vein conditions. Ultrasound is performed by a registered vascular technologist who can find precisely where the leakage is occurring. From there, a logical and effective treatment plan can

The Tilt Table Test – What Is It?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 21, 2019

Has your doctor suggested you should take the tilt table test? If so, his suggestion was very likely met with a rather blank stare. Tilt table tests, though widely used, are not very well known amongst the general public. What is a Tilt Table Test and Why Would You Be Suggested to Take One? This

Know The Warning Signs of Heart Attack

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 18, 2019

To know for sure if what you are experiencing is a heart attack, it requires monitoring and an official medical diagnosis as several things may masquerade as a heart attack but be less serious potentially. These may include an anxiety or panic attack, gastroesophageal reflux disease, muscle or bone problems, an out of place rib,

Summer is Here – It’s Important To Know How To Spot an Electrolyte Imbalance

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: June 10, 2019

Summer brings hot temperatures which can dehydrate you in short time if you aren’t drinking enough water and taking in the right nutrients. You may have heard that electrolytes are important – But what are they? Electrolytes are minerals found in the body that are essential to proper nerve, muscle, and brain function. These minerals