Heart Blog

How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Sleep Schedule

DST BLOG 3.15.18This past Sunday was easily one of the most undesirable days of the year – Daylight Saving Time. We all had to set our clocks forward, losing out on that coveted one hour of sleep. Even though it’s been several days, your body may still be adjusting to a

DASH: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

DASH DIETWith the American Heart Association’s recent announcement that redefines the starting point of high blood pressure, it’s more important than ever to take precautionary measures to protect your heart health. One way to do this is by adhering to a certain diet known as DASH, or Dietary Approach to

Thoughtful Tuesday

BLOG 3.6.18“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
-Melody Beattie

We believe that a grateful heart and mindset will take you far in life, no matter what your circumstances are. What are you grateful for today?

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Whatever your limitations are, realize that they are also your greatest teachers.”THOUGHT TUES 2.27.18

Clematis Clark, a long-time patient of Dr. Khatib, doesn’t let heart disease keep her from enjoying the things she loves. At 89 years old, Ms. Clark stretches each morning before getting out of bed

Terms You Need to Know for Your Heart Health

BLOG 2.22.18The cardiovascular system is a complicated and intricate network of veins and arteries. It’s no surprise then that the terms used to describe it can be equally as complicated. Chances are you’ve heard of things like atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation – but it can be difficult to decipher their true

Thoughtful Tuesday

THOUGHTFUL TUESDAY 2.20.18“Prioritize your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Self-care is a vital part of your personal growth.”

As we near the end of American Heart Month, we want to remind everyone that your heart health starts with the little things you do for yourself every day.

Heart Failure Awareness Week

HEART FAILURE BLOG 2.16.18American 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. Continue reading “Heart Failure Awareness Week”

Celebrating American Heart Month

HEART MONTH BLOG GRAPHICThis 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. Continue reading “Celebrating American Heart Month” »

Nutrition for Seniors

We exercise togatherBy 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.  Continue

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

SHOCKWAVE CANVAWe 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). Continue reading “Dr. Khatib First to Offer New Technology for Patients with

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