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Redefining a Physician’s Approach to Vascular Disease

First 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

Marinated, Grilled Portobello Burgers

No one can deny the incredible taste of a juicy, meaty hamburger. However, a traditional hamburger can be quite high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. If you want a healthy version, try this marinated Portobello mushroom burger recipe from our friends at Native Sun. Portobello mushrooms are

Terms You Need to Know for Your Heart Health

The cardiovascular system is a complicated and intricate network of veins and arteries. It’s no surprise then that the terms used to describe it can be equally as complicated. Chances are you’ve heard of things like atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation – but it can be difficult to decipher their true

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. (more…)

Mindfulness Meditation & Your Health

There are many benefits to mindfulness meditation – or the psychological state of experiencing the present moment – that go beyond reducing stress. Not only has it been linked to a lower risk of developing heart disease and hypertension but it may also help in the development of healthier

Heart Failure Clinic

Congestive 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

We’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

By 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

Can’t Hit the Gym? Hit your Desk!

By Steve Milano

Adding short exercises to your daily routine – even if only for 5 or 10 minutes – can help maintain and improve your health. Even if you can’t make it to the gym, there are mini exercises that you can do right at your desk to keep

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Inner peace is the new success.”
Meditation not only helps reduce stress, but also lowers your risk of heart disease. Dr. DeNeen believes in the importance of daily meditation: “My day is not the same without taking a few minutes for myself in the morning,”

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