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What’s the Difference Between a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest?

HEARTEvery year in the US, approximately 1.5 million people have a heart attack and 350,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest. Both events are two of the leading causes of heart related deaths nationwide. Although both terms sound similar, there is a key difference between a heart attack and cardiac

How Yoga Can Improve Your Heart Health

yoga blog postOriginating in India thousands of years ago, the art of yoga continues to inspire people around the world today. Yoga is a meditative practice that uses physical postures and breathing techniques to enhance the mind, body, spirit connection. In addition to these benefits, yoga can also improve your heart

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

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Artery Disease

PAD AWARENESS BLOG 9.14.17-1September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) awareness month! PAD is a cardiovascular condition characterized by narrowing of the peripheral arteries, which results in poor blood flow to the extremities. While PAD can affect the arteries of the head, arms, and stomach, the disease is most prevalent in the

Optimistic People May Live Longer

tmp_6793We know optimistic people are generally cheerful and pleasant to be around.  A new study recently found that even your heart doctor will thank you for an optimistic attitude.

A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that heart attack survivors who

Practice Meditation for Better Heart Health

In our newest guest blog post, Karen from the Jacksonville Transcendental Meditation Center talks about the benefits of meditation for heart health. Read on for her advice!

Doctors have long suspected that there is a powerful connection between mind and body. This connection means that practicing mental techniques like meditation can affect physical wellbeing and reduce the risk of

12 Million Americans Suffer from PAD – Are You at Risk?

Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, is a narrow blockage of the artery that can lead to heart attack or stroke – and it affects 12 million Americans. Dr. Jason Roberts sat down with WSOS 99.5 St. Augustine Radio to share more information about this condition:

  • PAD is most common in men and women over the age of 65.
  • Risk factors

Learn About Uncommon Heart Attack Symptoms

Most people are aware of the common heart attack symptoms: pressure, tightness, or pain in the chest. But some people can experience cardiac arrest without these symptoms. Individuals at higher risk – men over the age of 45 and women over 55 – must educated themselves about all the warning signs in order to identify or even

Reaching a Milestone in Cardiac Care: The Subcutaneous ICD

dr ibrahim s-icdFirst Coast Cardiovascular Institute has hit another milestone – last month, Dr. Morhaf Ibrahim was one of the first physicians in the area to implant the new, leadless subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD™) device. This device, developed by Boston Scientific, is a safe, noninvasive way to

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

These days, we all move fast. Between work, soccer practice, laundry and cooking meals, it’s difficult to find time for yourself or even stop to recognize when your body is trying to deliver you a message. The warning signs before a heart attack are clear and it’s important to stop, take a breath, and recognize the dangers before it’s

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