Heart Blog

How to Get the Best Blood Pressure Reading

BLOG 5.10.18We all know how important it is to check your blood pressure regularly for signs of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease. Oftentimes, however, blood pressure readings may be inaccurate the first time they are read. Stress, anxiety, caffeine, and even talking during the test are all factors that could affect

Thoughtful Tuesday

Nurses Week (2)Happy National Nurses Week! We are so thankful for all of the nurses that we get to work with every day. Your passion and dedication for quality patient care inspires us. We appreciate all that you do.

Thoughtful Tuesday

TUES BLOG POSTIt’s important to always be aware of your heart health. You can start by knowing your numbers, which includes your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Our team of board-certified physicians is here to help you make lifestyle changes your heart will thank you for!

The Health Benefits of Spending More Time Outside

BLOG 4.26.18With warmer spring weather upon us, now is the time to spend some time relaxing outdoors before the sweltering summer months hit. Multiple studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and more have shown the numerous physical and mental health benefits of spending time outside. From improved mental health

Redefining a Physician’s Approach to Vascular Disease

BLOG 4.20.18First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) leads the community in endovascular therapies that lead to shorter procedural and recovery times. In the past, vascular problems were primarily diagnosed and treated at hospitals with surgery as the primary treatment. However, with the aggressive growth of endovascular medicine, many patients are receiving all

Clinical Trials 101

CLINICAL TRIAL BLOG 4.13.18Clinical trials are conducted in medical facilities around the world every day. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are currently 270,894 clinical studies happening in the US and abroad. The Clinical Research Department at FCCI currently houses over 20 clinical trials, placing us at the forefront

Thoughtful Tuesday

BLOG TUES 4.10.18“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

-Maya Angelou


Nothing can stop the ladies at our Fleming Island location from radiating happiness throughout the office each and every day.

Medical Monday | Pulmonary Function Testing

The pulmonary function test is a complete evaluation of the respiratory system. Our most common patients are those who smoke or former smokers and patients on medication. This breathing test takes a deeper look into the lungs to see how each

The Vein Clinic: Jacksonville’s Premier Comprehensive Vein Clinic

VEIN CLINIC BLOG 4.5.18Patients have many choices when it comes to vein clinics in Jacksonville. However, no vein clinic is quite as comprehensive as ours. The Vein Clinic at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) examines venous health in terms of each patient’s overall health and wellness.  Continue reading “The

Marinated, Grilled Portobello Burgers

BLOG BURGER RECIPE 3.22.18No one can deny the incredible taste of a juicy, meaty hamburger. However, a traditional hamburger can be quite high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. If you want a healthy version, try this marinated Portobello mushroom burger recipe from our friends at Native Sun. Portobello mushrooms are

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