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Tampa Cardiovascular Associates Doctor of the Month – Get to know Dr. Victor Feliz

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When looking for a cardiovascular doctor it is important not just to find someone who is technically qualified and board certified there is history, experience, and bedside manner to consider as well. You want a doctor who will work with you to help you heal and to be able to explain your condition, what you may experience, and understand what …

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How To Reduce Leg Swelling

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Swelling of the legs, technically called edema, can be very uncomfortable, even painful at times. This is especially true during the hot summer months here in Florida. Edema can be caused by many factors including lifestyle choices and vein disease in the legs. Obesity, smoking, certain medications, lack of physical exercise and some diseases can all contribute to edema. We …

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Dark Chocolate Can Benefit Your Heart

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Did you know that one of your very favorite indulgences can do your heart some good? That’s right! According to both the American Heart Association as well as Dr. Axe, dark chocolate (chocolate that is over 80% cacao) has a number of significant health benefits worth talking about. Dark chocolate consumption has shown promise in helping to prevent cancer. Due …

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Echocardiogram – What to Expect

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If your doctor has scheduled you for an echocardiogram you may be feeling nervous and not know what to expect. Fear of the unknown can raise anxiety and make cardiovascular issues feel worse. Knowing what to expect can help to relieve that fear. There are no special direction or preparations for the test. Arrive at your appointment a few minutes …

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