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Heart Failure Awareness Week

American Heart Month is all about raising awareness on the importance of heart health. This week in particular brings the attention to a chronic condition known as heart failure, which currently affects nearly 5.7 million adults in the US.

Celebrating American Heart Month

This month you’ll see plenty of red hearts everywhere, but it’s not just for Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to focus on your heart health and raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. (more…)

Nutrition for Seniors

By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

Did you know that health issues and physical limitations can sometimes make it difficult for seniors to get the right nutrition? Possible causes of poor nutrition include a decreased appetite, side effects of medication, lack of transportation, mobility impairments, and forgetfulness. 

Dr. Khatib First to Offer New Technology for Patients with PAD

We are proud to announce that First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is the first practice in Northeast Florida to offer patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) a new treatment method from Shockwave Medical called IntraVascular Lithotripsy (IVL).

Our Team is on the Run!

We are always encouraging our patients to live the healthiest life possible. We start by being an example. Our dedicated running club hits the trails each week.

Some Useful Tips and Tricks

According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, “Even 5 – 10 minutes a day

Mindfulness Meditation & Your Health

There are many benefits to mindfulness meditation – or the psychological state of experiencing the present moment – that go beyond reducing stress. Not only has it been linked to a lower risk of developing heart disease and hypertension but it may also help in the development of healthier

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.”
–Albert Einstein
 Our dynamic team of employees is always looking for ways to learn from one another and think outside the box when it comes to serving our patients and our

Heart Failure Clinic

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition affecting five million Americans, according to Emory Healthcare. It is the reason for 11 million doctors’ visits every year and is responsible for more hospitalizations than all cancers combined.

Along with its vast presence in the U.S. population, its mortality rates unfortunately

New Guidelines Redefine High Blood Pressure

We’ve all been there – sitting in the doctor’s office lobby waiting to be called back for your appointment. Before you see your provider, you go through a series of small tests to check your vital signs: height, weight, temperature, and most importantly, blood pressure. Although it may

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Wishing you a season of gladness, a season of cheer, and to top it all off—a wonderful year!”
Happy Holidays from the team at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic! We hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday season with your friends and loved

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