Heart News: Warning – The Keto Diet May Cause Heart Palpitations

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 11, 2020

The keto diet has been all the rage lately for those looking to lose weight, get healthy, and keep heart disease at bay. The Keto Diet is just one of many ways people can take control of their health by monitoring the food they eat. In short, the ketogenic (keto) diet is a low carb

Signs and symptoms of Heart Disease, What to Watch Out For

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 8, 2020

Signs and symptoms of Heart Disease, What to Watch Out For Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? In fact, one person dies from cardiovascular disease (heart disease) every 37 seconds. Heart disease is a serious condition. If you know the

Blood Donation and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 1, 2020

Blood Donation and Heart Disease Many people wrongly believe that if you have heart disease you cannot donate blood. In fact, not only can you donate, but many doctors would encourage you to do so! Giving blood has proven health benefits for the giver as well as the receiver. Donating blood can be good for

Cardiac Catheter Information All Patients Should Know

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 26, 2020

If your cardiologist needs to get a close look inside of your hearts blood vessels, they will use a special x-ray known as an angiogram. Dye is inserted using a thin hollow tube known as a catheter. This is what cardiac catheterization is. It is used to check for heart diseases such as coronary artery

Your Body’s Silent Cries for More Water

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 24, 2020

You may think “But, I’m not thirsty” The truth is, by the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Drinking enough water is a great way to make sure your body performs the way it should. Neglecting to do so can result in problems for every organ in the body. This is especially an

Mini Strokes (Transient Ischemic Attacks) Are More Common Than You Might Think

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 17, 2020

A transient ischemic attack also known as a TIA, is a mini version of a stroke that occurs when a blood clot clogs an artery for a short period of time. The only difference between a full on stroke and mini stroke is that a TIA the blockage temporary and dislodges itself. Symptoms come on

Common Myths About Cholesterol – Get the Heart Health Facts

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 12, 2020

When it comes to cholesterol or really any other topic of health information out there on the web there is a ton of good information but also a bunch of misinformation as well. Without a medical background it can be tough sometimes to sort the truth from fiction. We wanted to take the time today

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and Could I Be at Risk?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 10, 2020

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) has made a lot of recent appearances in the news lately, especially after a 17-year-old varsity tennis captain passed away from cardiac arrest in California earlier this week. How does an athletic, active, and incredibly young girl, in seemingly perfect health, pass away so suddenly? The truth is that instances like

The Link Between Chronic Depression and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: August 4, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced depression you understand that it can sometimes feel like you have a broken or heavy heart. The question becomes that while depression can certainly feel like a heart based issue, can it cause actual damage to your heart muscle? Research has shown both that heart disease can cause depression and that

When to Seek Medical Help for Chest Pain

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 28, 2020

There is nothing quite as scary as feeling a pain in your chest that you cannot explain. Automatically our thoughts may go directly to heart attack, even though often that is not the case and there are many other potential causes. While chest pain is a common symptom of a heart attack, it can also