Is Low Blood Pressure a Problem?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 21, 2017

We hear so much about the dangers of high blood pressure and hypertension, but what about low blood pressure readings? What do they indicate and is low blood pressure dangerous? There is no specific number reading at which a decision of “too low” is indicated. Unless symptoms are present and bothersome, low blood pressure isn’t

Broken Heart Syndrome – Is it Real?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 13, 2017

Many of us have heard stories of couples who have been married for 40 or 50 years being so overwrought with grief upon their spouses’ death that they die soon after of a broken heart. This type of physical manifestation of emotion is what is known as broken heart syndrome. The question is, is it

How Do You Know If Your Heart is Healthy?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: November 1, 2017

There are some basic tests you can do to monitor your heart and make sure it is staying healthy. First and foremost – check your blood pressure. Though one single reading won’t tell the tale, keeping a journal of readings can establish a baseline. If you are consistently within a good range, fantastic. If your

Understanding What Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 16, 2017

We have all had our blood pressure taken. We slide our arms into the cuff, it tightens uncomfortably and then the nurse practitioner jots down the numbers with very little comment. Understanding information is vital to your health. It is said that 120 over 80 is the perfect and ideal blood pressure. The top number

Heart Failure

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 9, 2017

While this is a scary term that at first sound makes it seem like the heart has given out and is no longer working at all, which of course would mean immediate death, Congestive heart failure while it does require immediate medical attention does not at all mean certain demise. It is not the same

Coconut oil: Healthy alternative or bad for your heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: October 3, 2017

It’s a common ingredient in shampoos, skin creams, and tanning products, with a sweet smell that evokes imagery of tropical paradise. But coconut oil is considered by many to be a “miracle oil” with a host of dietary benefits, and those who cook with it believe it improves digestion, boosts metabolism and immune health, improves

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Know the Signs

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 21, 2017

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is the medical terminology which translates to telling you that you have a blood clot. Blood clots always require medical attention as soon as possible because depending on the location of the clot it can be life-threatening if it breaks free in its still solid form. Recognizing a clot You may

Heart Disease Prevention

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 20, 2017

Heart disease isn’t one singular condition. It is a blanket term that covers an array of heart-related maladies. They can range from mild to severe and life-threatening. Though the death rate from heart disease has decreased in the past few years, it remains the leading cause of death not just in the USA but worldwide.

The Lowdown on Coronary Artery Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 5, 2017

An angina attack can feel like a heart attack – sharp, squeezing pain in the chest that diminishes when the heart returns to a normal, resting rate. While there’s usually no long-lasting damage from an angina episode, it’s often a clear sign of coronary artery disease (CAD) – the most common type of heart disease

Hot Tips for Leg Health!

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 13, 2017

Everyone wants beautiful healthy legs. It is pretty much a given in youth, but as you age life takes a toll on our bodies – legs included. Lifestyle has a lot to do with how well your legs will fair. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do to be proactive in