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Preventing Amputations: The SALSAL Foundation

Nearly half of unhealed diabetic foot ulcers result in death within five years. In fact, 85% of lower-limb amputations in patients with diabetes are preceded with a foot ulcer, according to Diabetes Care. New Cardiovascular Horizons estimates the associated cost with amputations is $10-20 billion, every single year. These

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Pay attention to the things you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.”
-Ruben Chavez
Dr. Satish Goel, Electrophysiologist, says it is a commitment to serving his

Updates in Innovation: Dr. Al-Saghir performs MitraClip Procedure

We have done it again! It is our mission to always be the first to bring residents of the First Coast the latest treatments and advancements in medicine. Our patients deserve the best. Dr. Al-Saghir has done it again by being the first in Clay County

Navigating the Holiday Season | Heart Healthy Meal Planning

Lauren Dimitrov, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert, shares the tips she gives her clients during the holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us and celebrations with family and friends are underway. If you are concerned that holiday parties and food will ruin your healthful eating habits,

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Innovative Technology for Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Sumant Lamba, Board Certified Cardiologist, talks about the Impella device, the world’s smallest heart pump. This tiny device acts like a temporary artificial heart as it maintains blood flow through the body during a cardiac procedure. Watch Dr. Lamba talk about the innovative technology and how it is used to maintain optimal heart health.

Dr. Al-Saghir First to Offer TAVR in Clay County

We are proud to announce Dr. Youssef Al-Saghir is the first to perform the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure in Clay County for patients with diseased aortic valve. We are excited to bring this innovative technology to the area. This adds to FCCI’s extensive history of

Celebrities with Heart Disease & Precautions to Take at Any Age

1 in 4 deaths in the US are directly correlated to heart disease. As one of the most common diseases, no one is immune to this disease, including celebrities. Check out a few celebrities who have heart disease and read the full list by

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Meditation & Heart Health?

If you aren’t sure what meditation is or haven’t been open to it before, Dr. Sumant Lamba may give you all the reasons you need to give it a shot.  Dr. Lamba enjoys a few minutes of meditation every morning. He finds an immense benefit in meditation for his mental & emotional health. To make matters even

Thoughtful Tuesday

Our doctors believe in empowering our patients. We want our patients to know they are in control of their lives and they have a choice in every decision they make. We believe in always putting your best foot forward and shining your light of positivity. Life will take us

Heart Healthy Recipe: Citrus Salmon with Orange Relish

We thought there couldn’t be a better way to wrap up National Heart Month than a recipe from our doctor that doubles as both heart healthy and savory. This week, we have a recipe from none other than Dr, Oscar Rodas, our physician

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