Heart Health Statistics for 2020

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 2, 2021

Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States despite the pandemic. While you may not be hearing a lot about heart disease in the news right now, it unfortunately has not gone anywhere. Death due to ischemic heart disease has risen 11% across the nation from 2019.  Deaths due to high blood

Hypertension – How High is Too High? When to Talk to Your Doctor

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 22, 2021

High blood pressure has long been known as the Silent Killer. The reason being you can have high blood pressure for quiet some time and not know it. A constantly elevated pressure in your cardiovascular system leads to weakening of the blood vessels, arteries, and the heart muscle itself. It puts you at risk for

Heart Burn or Heart Attack – How to Tell the Difference and When to go to the ER

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 19, 2021

What is heart burn? – If you are lucky enough never to have had the pleasure to personally experience this health disturbance let us try and describe it for you.  Heart burn usually begins with a burning sensation in the upper abdomen and can move up the chest. It may also leave a sour taste

Delicious Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 8, 2021

If you are reading this congratulations on taking a step towards your best health yet. Poor circulation can be very troubling. It can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms such as muscle cramps, pain, numbness, digestive issues, and cold hands and feet. It can be brought on by Peripheral artery disease, obesity, smoking, diabetes, Raynaud’s

Blood Donation – A Win-Win. Take a Look at the Health Benefits of Blood Donation

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 5, 2021

When most of us think of donating blood we think of the receiver. Those patients in need who require blood transfusions for various operations, medical conditions, and injuries. It is a very selfless kind act to give blood. It can save lives. There are, however, also benefits for the giver that are for whatever reason

Energy Drinks Warning: Some Energy Drinks are Potentially Harmful to Your Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 1, 2021

Energy Drinks Warning: Some Energy Drinks are Potentially Harmful to Your Heart It used to be that stimulants were popular among dieters and athletes, but today energy supplements are drinks are sold in every grocery and convenience store. They are widely available and even marketed to teens and kids. There is no regulation on where

Pandemic Depression – Could it Be Leading You Down the Path to Heart Disease?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 24, 2021

Pandemic Depression – Could it Be Leading You Down the Path to Heart Disease? Depression can manifest itself in many ways in different people. But if you don’t feel like yourself, are down all the time and have lost your zest for life in this recent year of our “New Normal” first let us say,

Having an Echocardiogram? Learn What You Can Expect

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 15, 2021

Has your cardiologist scheduled an echocardiogram in your near future? If so, you may be wondering what to expect. An echocardiogram is a diagnostic test using sonar (sound waves) to produces live images of your heart beating and pumping blood. Echocardiograms are often recommended by doctors instances, but most often when issues with your heart

How Dangerous is Sugar to Your Health, Really?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 10, 2021

We don’t often think a lot about sugar unless we are on a diet or restricted way of eating. Sugar, however, in recent years has been compared to cigarettes in the way they purposefully target the area of the brain that controls pleasure. Both cigarettes and sugar are highly addictive. Not much was known about

Is Stress Getting to You? – You Aren’t Alone!

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 4, 2021

There’s no doubt that 2020 and so far, 2021 are anything but laid back and relaxing. Many of us are feeling the pressure on a daily basis and when that daily basis stretches on for such a long-time stress levels rise to unhealthy intolerable levels. Stress is your body’s reaction to high-pressure situations. A chemical