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

Has your Cardiologist Suggested You Need to Get a Stent Placed in Your Heart?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 23, 2020

A stent is a tiny mesh tube comprised of either cobalt chromium alloy or stainless steel. It is placed into the narrowed or blocked artery by way of a catheter and the intent is to help improve blood flow and reduce and even eliminate chest pain symptoms. Stents are intended to last a lifetime and

Diagnostic Tests Used in Cardiology Can Save Your Health and Even Your Life

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: July 21, 2020

Potentially having a heart condition is one of the scariest feelings in the world. Our heart is the very center of our being. It is what keeps us going. That is why all of the doctors at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates felt so strongly about dedicating their lives to protecting the hearts of their patients. The