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What Is a Cardiologist?

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It can often be difficult to know if you aren’t feeling right if you should see your General Practice Physician or if you would be better to go straight to a specialist. This can also depend on your insurance policy. Some insurers require you to see your GP for a referral to the specialist in order for it to be …

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Myocarditis and Sudden Death

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What is Myocarditis? Myocarditis is caused by a viral infection.  A severe case can weaken the heart muscle, which can ultimately lead to heart failure, out of rhythm heartbeat, and end in sudden death. It can present itself as shortness of breath, chest pains, strange heartbeat, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, or even extremity swelling. If you have been diagnosed with myocarditis, …

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Has Your Cardiologist Recommended a Chemical Stress Test?

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If so the name alone may seem intimidating. Let’s take a look and see what a Chemical Stress Test really involves so that you can be prepared for the office visit. How the test works A Chemical stress test combines the use of a medication used intravenously with imaging techniques. The purpose of the medication is to increase the hearts …

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July’s Featured Physician -
 Asad Sawar, M.D., F.A.C.C.

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Here at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates, we feel its important that our patients are comfortable and trust us. We want you to get to know us and our backgrounds just as we get to know you as our patients. This bond of trust is important for open communication and for healing of the body. This July’s featured Doctor is Dr. Asad …

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