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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

The Vein Clinic: Jacksonville’s Premier Comprehensive Vein Clinic

VEIN CLINIC BLOG 4.5.18Patients have many choices when it comes to vein clinics in Jacksonville. However, no vein clinic is quite as comprehensive as ours. The Vein Clinic at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) examines venous health in terms of each patient’s overall health and wellness.  Continue reading “The

How Cigarette Smoking Impacts your Cardiovascular Health

BLOG POST 10.5.17We 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

HEART BLOG 8.17.17Stress 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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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Dr. David Swain, Board Certified Podiatrist & Wound Care Specialist, talks about how to effectively treat diabetic foot ulcers in order to prevent amputations.

What is Blood Pressure and Why Does It Matter?

unspecifiedFebruary is National Heart Month! The heart is our full-time job so we couldn’t be more excited to have an entire month dedicated to our cause. We’ll be shamelessly taking this opportunity to talk about the prevention and management of heart disease this entire month. If you have

Dr. Bell Shares: PAD Risk Factors & Steps Patients Can Take

white sock logoIn our last post, we shared some of the facts around Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) in honor of PAD Awareness Month in September. This condition affects millions of Americans and can lead to leg pain and limb amputation, but it isn’t all bad news. Dr. Desmond Bell,

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month

This month, we are raising awareness around Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition that causes narrowing of the peripheral arteries and restricts blood flow throughout the body. PAD is most common in the legs, where blocked vessels can cause sores and foot ulcers.These sores can result in amputation if not treated properly.

Dr. Desmond Bell is the Founder and

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

Dr. Khatib Interview with WSOS St. Augustine

In honor of American Heart Month, Dr. Khatib sat down with Kevin Geddings and Sam Mascato of WSOS 99.5 – St Augustine to discuss the trends he’s seen in heart disease over his 15-year career. A few highlights: Continue reading “Dr. Khatib Interview with WSOS St. Augustine” »

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