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See What Our Patients Are Saying: FCCI Patient Testimonials

At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, nothing is more important than our patients’ health and quality of life. We support and advocate for you every single day, and our ultimate goal is to make your life better with outstanding cardiovascular care. That’s why it’s great to

Dr. Khatib’s Advice for Patients: Get Involved In Your Cardio Health

It’s a common scenario: you have a mental list of questions or concerns to bring up at your next doctor’s appointment, but once you’re in the examination room, your mind goes blank. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone – many patients forget what’s on their mind or

Back to School: Screenings To Get Your Child Ready for Fall Sports

The first day of school is just around the corner, which means many student athletes will be starting practice for sports such as football or cross country. But training too hard in the Florida heat can be dangerous. In this interview with First Coast Living, Dr. Moussa discusses the potential symptoms of heart problems and how you can get

Guest Post from Nourish Juice Cafe: Juicing vs. Blending

Fresh fruits and vegetables can play an important role in keeping your heart healthy. This summer, we are excited to introduce Kathleen from Nourish Juice Cafe as a guest blogger. Kathleen will be sharing her best tips on juicing, maintaining a healthy diet, and more.

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of managing conditions such as obesity, hypertension,

How To Eat Healthy While Traveling

We all know one of the best parts of a vacation is trying new food. It’s always fun to splurge, but it is possible to eat food that is both delicious and good for you. Use these tips to eat healthy while traveling, and remember that the

Group Therapy Can Help PAD Patients Get More Exercise

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition where clogged arteries reduce blood flow to the legs, and it affects 12 million Americans over the age of 65 every year. For these patients, staying active and physically fit is key to preserving their independence and carrying out

[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 –

TAVR: A New Surgery for At-Risk Cardiac Patients

A cutting-edge, lifesaving heart procedure now offers hope to patients with a diseased aortic valve. We are excited to announce that Dr. Vaqar Ali, Vice President of First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, is part of a team of surgeons and cardiologists performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery in

Best Mobile Apps for Your Heart Health

You use it for photos, music, online shopping, and checking email – but did you know that your smartphone is also a convenient health tool? Download these apps to keep your heart health in check when you’re on the go.

Withings Health Mate (see left)
The Withings Health Mate app

Treating Varicose Veins, with Dr. Jason Roberts

If you’re ever on the golf course with Dr. Jason Roberts, watch your socks. That’s where Dr. Roberts often notices symptoms of venous insufficiency, commonly known as varicose veins. In a radio interview with WSOS 99.5 St. Augustine Radio, Dr. Roberts discussed the symptoms of varicose veins, why women experience it more often than men, noticing “sock disease”

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