How a Nutritionist Can Help Your Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 16, 2016

The choices of foods are plentiful. But, that can sometimes be a problem. All of the choices we need to make! You can opt for the healthy green broccoli for a side dish or the yummy French fries. Making these decisions daily, you are bound to select the latter eventually even though you know the

Patent Foramen Ovale: What is it?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 2, 2016

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) is a heart condition that you would not know unless either you had it or you are a physician that studies the heart. PFO is a condition where the two chambers of the heart are not completely separated. In essence there is a hole in the heart. It creates a small

5 Jobs That Increase Varicose Vein Risk

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 27, 2016

Did you know that there are occupations that can put you at risk for acquiring varicose veins? The type of activity performed at a job can contribute to venous insufficiency. The majority of these jobs are due to standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Unfortunately, some of these jobs can’t change the environment,

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 15, 2016

Heart healthy individuals don’t smoke, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Body mass index is the measure of the body fat that you have based on your height and weight. It can inform you if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or

Atherosclerosis: What is it?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: April 2, 2016

We’ve all heard about atherosclerosis and have a vague notion that it has something to do with the heart. At least that is what the television commercials elude to. But what exactly is atherosclerosis? Your heart relies on your arteries and veins to move blood to and from the heart. When plaque, a combination of

Vitamin B: The 1, 2, 3’s

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 29, 2016

We all know that Vitamin B is an essential vitamin that our bodies need to survive. But, there are so many types, it is difficult to keep track of which “B” supports particular functions. Below is a list of the different types of Vitamin B, known collectively as Vitamin B Complex: B 1: also known

Travel Tips to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 17, 2016

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition which occurs when a blot clot forms deep in the legs. This blood clot can break loose and travel to your lungs or brain, which can result in death. Prevention of DVT is of utmost importance to those that fall in the risk categories. Risk factors of

Sclerotherapy: What Is It?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 3, 2016

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that eliminates spider veins and varicose veins by means of a saline injection directly into the veins. The solution blocks the blood flow to the affected vein, causing it to clot. Once clotted, your blood will be directed into other, healthier veins. The damaged vein will eventually turn to scar tissue

Signs That You Are Having a Stroke

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 24, 2016

Strokes occur when the blood being supplied to your brain is reduced or stopped for a moment, which can cause brain cells to die from lack of oxygen. This can happen due to a clot or a rupture a blood vessel, preventing blood flow to the brain. It is the number 5 leading cause of

Can Heart Arrhythmias Cause Panic Attacks?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 12, 2016

Heart Arrhythmias….can they cause panic attacks? Yes, they can. For those who suffer from anxiety, a racing heart and shortness of breath might be a reaction to a stressful situation. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might jump to the conclusion that you have a heart condition. This make sense, since we’ve always heard