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Myths Surrounding Heart Disease

What is Heart Disease?

While the term “heart disease” can sound scary, it is actually shrouded by myths and misconceptions. Let’s begin by quickly defining what it means. The term itself pertains to several types of heart conditions. The most prominent one in the United States is coronary artery disease; a disease in which there is a narrowing or

The Heart of the Matter

Cardiovascular disease occurs when plaque builds up in the blood vessels over time, causing blockages in the heart and other vessels throughout the body. In recent years, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease amongst men and women in the US has been on the rise, according to a study from the American

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“Whatever your limitations are, realize that they are also your greatest teachers.”
Clematis Clark, a long-time patient of Dr. Khatib, doesn’t let heart disease keep her from enjoying the things she loves. At 89 years old, Ms. Clark stretches each morning before getting out of bed

Heart Failure Awareness Week

American 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”

Celebrating American Heart Month

This 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” »

How Cigarette Smoking Impacts your Cardiovascular Health

We all know that smoking causes devastating effects to your health. However, nearly 40 million people in the United States still smoke on a regular basis. Even smoking just a few cigarettes a day can have a tremendous impact on your body – specifically, your cardiovascular system.

Stress & Heart Health: The Connection

Stress is an inevitable aspect of life. Whether it’s the stress of meeting deadlines at work or school, managing your finances, or juggling multiple obligations between family and friends, stress is something that is part of our daily lives.  Not only can stress leave you feeling mentally exhausted, it

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“The gift of love is an education in itself.”
Medicine is both a science and an art. Passion, commitment, and a love for medicine are part of the field.

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“The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.”
–Raphael Saadiq
At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic, all of our providers are thankful for the opportunity that they have to provide excellent patient care.

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“The more we do, the more we can do.”
-William Hazlitt
As our team and the areas we serve continue to grow, we take a moment to remember that we can all do anything we set our minds to.

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