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Advancing Medical Knowledge: Our Clinic Research Department

The Clinical Research Department at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) contributes to the development of medicine through innovative research. Our team collaborates with top pharmaceutical and device companies to give patients access to the latest advancements in medicine.

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“The more we do, the more we can do.”
-William Hazlitt
As our team and the areas we serve continue to grow, we take a moment to remember that we can all do anything we set our minds to.

Electrophysiology: What You Need to Know About the Cutting-Edge Field of Cardiology

These days, it takes a team of experts to keep your heart healthy. The field of cardiology is divided into subspecialties to ensure patients receive expertise care.

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Satish Goel has specialized in cardiology and chosen to undergo additional training to become

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“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
– Dalai Lama
Dr. Khatib’s vision for First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic is to inspire hope and excel in patient-centered care. He prides himself on growing a team of

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“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
-The Alchemist
Dr. Punjani has practiced as an interventional cardiologist for many years. A passion for amputation prevention and improving patients’ quality of life brought her to a

Chocolate Sorbet with Warm Cherries

Every once in awhile, our sweet tooth kicks in and we can’t bear saying no to a sweet treat. Check out of this chocolate sorbet recipe from our friends at Publix Aprons Cooking School.  The best part is it is both dietitian and chef approved. “From a cardiovascular standpoint,

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“Don’t have such a narrow idea of how your life script is supposed to unfold that you miss out on all the unexpected and exciting plot twists along the way.”
-Ruben Chavez
Dr. Daniel Thielemann never imagined himself in the rapidly growing field

Put Your Best Fork Forward

By Lauren Dimitrov, RDN, MPH, LDN

It’s time to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” because we’re celebrating National Nutrition Month in March. The 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests making small changes in your diet to live a

How much H2O do you really need?

It seems like we’re always being told to drink more water, but how much water is really enough? Water supports your energy levels, brain function, and improves weight control. But when it comes to how much water we should be drinking, it seems like every source you turn to throws a different

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“According to current research, only about 10% of our happiness is based on our external world. The other 90% is based on how we see the world.”

-From “The Happiness Equation” by Neil Pasricha
We’ve talked about perception many times

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