How a Paleo Diet Affects the Heart

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: March 1, 2022

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 30% of all deaths worldwide. Because of this, it is important to take note of things that may negatively impact your heart health. The Paleo diet is based on foods commonly eaten during the Stone Age. This diet suggests eating things that were around during that time and eliminating processed,

Radiofrequency Ablation Corrects Damaged Veins in Tampa, Florida

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 17, 2022

Radiofrequency Ablation Corrects Damaged Veins in Tampa, Florida While we are best known at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates for our Cardiology work, we are also one of the top Vein Specialist offices in the area. Radiofrequency Ablation is just one of the incredibly successful state-of-the-art treatments we offer. Radiofrequency ablation is one of the forms of

Strange Lingering Covid Effects? – Let’s Do a Check-In

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 11, 2022

Still feeling “Just not quite right” following having had COVID-19? You are not alone.  No matter what station you watch, magazines you read, or search engines you frequent. COVID is still one of the world’s top health concerns. There has been a learning curve as we have progressed along through this viral illness that has

The Watchmen Device – As Reported on by Tampa Cardiovascular Associates

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 7, 2022

Do you have atrial fibrillation? Patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation have an electrical issue within the heart muscle itself in the upper chambers of the heart. When the heart is beating too rapidly it is fibrillating. This does not allow it to pump blood effectively. That blood can then coagulate, form blood clots in

The Link Between Poor Mental Health and Heart Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 1, 2022

How are you? (really) Mental health is at the forefront of many people’s minds these days. The rate of anxiety and depression has grown in the USA and worldwide over the last two years thanks to the pandemic. Depression can cause you to feel on some days like your heart physically hurts. Sadness can be

LV global longitudinal strain may predict poor outcomes in COVID-19

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 17, 2022

Left ventricular global longitudinal strain predicted death and respiratory failure in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, researchers reported in the American Journal of Cardiology. Michele Bevilacqua, MD, internal medicine resident at University Hospital of Verona, Italy, and colleagues analyzed 87 patients with COVID-19 admitted to University Hospital of Verona who had a complete echocardiography examination within 72 hours of admission.

Can Heart Disease Be Prevented?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 17, 2022

If you have a family history of heart disease you may wonder, proactively, if there is anything you can do to help prevent succumbing to the same fate as your elders. The truth is while there is no foolproof way to avoid heart issues, especially genetic ones, there are certainly steps you can take to

What to Expect During an Echocardiogram with Tampa Cardio

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 14, 2022

If your doctor has scheduled an echocardiogram for you as a diagnostic tool to help zero in on what is going on with your heart health it is, as with any medical procedure, nice to know ahead of time what to expect. At Tampa Cardiovascular Associates we want our patients to feel as at ease

Restless Leg Syndrome and Underlying Vein Disease

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 12, 2022

Willis-Ekbom Disease otherwise known as restless leg syndrome affects as much as 10% of the US population. It is a neurological condition with similar but varied symptoms from person to person. Those with RLS experience annoying sensations in their legs that prevent them from sleeping. They may present as a tickling sensation, itching, crawling, or

How Serious is High Blood Pressure Anyway?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 10, 2022

If you have had your blood pressure taken and received some higher-than-normal readings, you may begin to wonder if you need to do something about it. Your doctor may recommend that you track your measurements at home for a while as well at your next visit. If your readings continue to be in the unacceptable