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Here’s What You Really Need to Know about Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition that interrupts your regular breathing pattern at night and prevents your body from receiving an adequate amount of oxygen. Although sleep apnea is a common condition that affects approximately 22 million US adults, nearly 80% of sleep apnea cases remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is

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” »

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

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

Lowering Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

sssl8967By Lauren Dimitrov, MPH, RDN, LDN

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer in the U.S. Lifestyle modification is a critical component of health promotion and CVD risk reduction, both prior to or in conjunction with the use of cholesterol-lowering drug therapies. Lifestyle modification includes a

Our New Go-To Heart Healthy Food: Avocado

In honor of Heaunnamedrt Month, we’ll be talking about one of our favorite heart-healthy fruit, avocado. What makes avocado so good? First and most importantly, the taste is heavenly. Avocado is often referred to as a healthy fat. We know it may seem strange to refer to fat as healthy

Q&A with Licensed Massage Therapist, Wendy Norman

The heart health benefits of massage therapy  

massage therapyIn addition to being a Medical Assistant at First Coast Cardiovascular, Wendy is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). With over two decades of experience in the medical field, Wendy decided to become an LMT to learn healing techniques that would benefit the

[INFOGRAPHIC:] History of Heart Failure in America

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. 5.1 million people in the US suffer from this condition, and even with daily self-monitoring, 50% of patients will be readmitted to the hospital within just 6 months. In addition to the medical and physical costs, there are also financial affects –

Dr. Omer Zuberi Becomes First Physician in Northeast Florida to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution

(Jacksonville, FL – May 28, 2015) – We are proud to announce Dr. Omer Zuberi, Interventional Cardiologist, is the first physician in Northeast Florida to implant the CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first

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