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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

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”

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

Our Team is on the Run!

RUNNING CLUB BLOG POST 1.18.18We 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.

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

Heart Failure Clinic

HEART FAILURE BLOG 12.21.17Congestive 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

BP BLOG POST 12.28.17We’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

Spotting a Heart Attack Before It Becomes a Heart Attack

HEART ATTACK BLOG POST 11.30.17By Priscilla Christopher

Every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack, according to the American Heart Associations’ (AHA) 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Report. Its symptoms and warning signs vary based on several factors: age, family, personal health history, gender and lifestyle. Many people ignore warning signs

Passionate Team of Experts Save Patient During Hurricane Irma

PCMC CATH LAB STAFF BLOG 10.19.17Billy Fowler woke up from a late nap feeling pressure on his chest and pain in his arms. He told his wife he didn’t feel well. “She told me to take a few aspirins,” Billy recalls, “But this didn’t help.”

A little while later, Billy looked over

The Truth about Fasting Diets

FASTING ARTICLEMost people are accustomed to eating three meals a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as part of a healthy diet. However, recent studies have shown that diets that include intermittent fasting may help you live a longer life and lower your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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