At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, an educated patient is an empowered patient. Check out our patient education videos where our providers empower you with knowledge on healthy living, everything from prevention, to nutrition, and disease management. Our new video series, called Medical Monday, is posted every Monday and gives you the facts when it comes to healthcare in videos you can view in the waiting room, at home, or on your coffee break.
Medical Monday | Preparing for Your Doctor’s Appointment
This Medical Monday, Sofia explains the simple steps you should take to prepare for a doctor’s appointment.
Medical Monday | Management of LEAD, LEVD, and Foot Ulcers
There are many ways to manage LEVD, LEAD and foot ulcers, but the most important thing to remember is to always check in with your cardiologist or podiatrist annually or when problems arise. Click play to learn more about wound care management!
Medical Monday | Risk Factors of LEVD, LEAD, and Diabetic Foot Ulcers
This Medical Monday we are covering all of the risk factors related to Lower Extremity Veneous Disease (LEVD), Lower Extreimty Arterial Disease (LEAD), and Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Click play below to find out more information!
Looking for a heart healthy diet? Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. This diet is not only flavorful but filling. Click play to watch our dietitian, Lauren Dimitrov, explain the basis of the diet and how to incorporate it into your everyday meals!
Medical Monday | The Importance of Diet and Exercise for Cardiovascular Health
Diet and exercise are major indicators of your cardiovascular health. It is important to decrease inflammation in the body by increasing your fiber intake, decreasing your saturated fat and trans fat intake, and increasing your physical activity.
Medical Monday | What to Expect During a Cath Lab Procedure
During the cath lab procedure a little pain is to be expected at the insertion point. Once past the skin and into the vessel, the patient does not feel what is being done. Afterward, the patient can expect a recovery time of 1-6 hours depending on the complexity of the procedure.