Am I Experiencing a Heart Attack?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 3, 2017

This is likely one of the most terrifying topics you will ever look up. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this USA coming in at 1 out of 4.   If you are having severe chest pain that’s an obvious sign of bodily distress. The problem with diagnosing a heart attack is

Eat to Improve Cardiovascular Function

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 24, 2017

“Let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates. There are some heath issues that you can actually solve through proper diet. If you have heart disease, are at risk for heart disease, or simply want to improve and safeguard your cardiovascular function, you might be interested to know that it is possible to eat your way

Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 19, 2017

As we age, we start to notice more problems with circulation and the long-term effects of gravity. Varicose veins are enlarged and often twisted veins that are a result of swelling of the vein due to reduced blood flow. There are tons of different reasons that people develop varicose veins and this is one of

What is a microphlebectomy?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 14, 2017

If you are dealing with varicose veins, your Vein Specialist may suggest as a treatment option that you undergo a microphlebectomy. A micophlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgery which deals with the removal of a large or medium-sized varicose vein through tiny incisions about the size of a poke from a sharp pencil. The access

Radiofrequency Ablation

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 8, 2017

The radiofrequency ablation procedure is used primarily in the treatment of truncal varicose veins in the legs though it can be used in other areas of the body. It utilizes radiofrequency energy (electricity) to heat up, collapse and in turn, seal off the blood vessels. Ultrasound is used to map the course of veins to

Chemoablation (visual chemical sclerotherapy)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 6, 2017

When it has been determined that thermal ablation (heat) will not work for venous closure for a patient, endogenous chemoablation is a consideration. What is chemoblation? Endovenous chemoablation, sometimes referred to as ECA, is performed on an outpatient basis. No sedation is required. A chemical solution is injected into the damaged veins to produce endothelial

May Thurner Syndrome

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 1, 2017

May Thurner Syndrome is known by several names – iliocaval compression syndrome, Cockett syndrome or iliac vein compression syndrome. This affliction is an anatomical variant where the right lilac artery compressed the left iliac vein against the fifth lumbar vertebra. It causes left side vein compression by the right iliac artery which causes deep vein

Metal Toxicity and Heart Damage

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 9, 2017

Heavy metals can build up in the body over time. They often show no visible symptoms in the beginning. Toxic metals are neurotoxic. These metals when introduced into the system can trigger inflammatory responses. The top 4 heavy metals that are most damaging to health include lead, arsenic, aluminum, and mercury though any heavy metals

Heal Your Heart With Nutrition

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 7, 2017

Nutrition plays a major role in keeping and boosting heart health. It isn’t enough just to follow the food pyramid and follow the classic advice of parents for generations of “eat your vegetables.” Working with a knowledgeable professional Nutritionist who can help create a customized eating plan based on your personal health needs is vital.

Leaving Varicose Veins Untreated

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 27, 2017

Doctors will often hear “I didn’t come in because they didn’t hurt” in regard to their patient’s varicose veins. While this may seem reasonable, most people are not aware of the possible dangers of leaving varicose veins untreated. Just because there is no pain currently does not negate the possibility down the road. Let’s take