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Raising Awareness for Peripheral Artery Disease

September 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

Thoughtful Tuesday

“You are the books you read, the movies you watch, the music you listen to, the people you spend time with, the conversations you engage in. Choose wisely what you feed your mind.”
-Unknown
Dr. Swain enjoys educating the community about peripheral arterial disease, amputation education, and

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

“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.”
-Tony Robbins
Having had the privilege of serving the First Coast for the past 15 years, we’ve found that change is inevitable. The landscape of healthcare is constantly evolving and it is our job to stay at the

What We Do Wednesday | Meet Dr. Swain

Introducing “What We Do” Wednesdays on the Heart Blog! At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, our patients are family. That’s why we want you to get to know the team caring for you. Every Wednesday, we’ll spotlight a different provider, service or initiative to share with you. This week, meet Dr. David

Opinion Piece: Dr. Desmond Bell Discusses Changes to CMS Policy for Wound Care Treatments

In an opinion article for The Hill, Dr. Desmond Bell weighs in on a recent change to CMS policy, which will no longer cover medical-grade honey treatments for chronic wounds. Read the first paragraph below, and click over to the full article on TheHill.com.
Abrupt CMS decision sets

2014: A Year of Growth

2014 was full of big milestones at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute. We continued to develop groundbreaking specialties, grow our team, and serve thousands of patients in Northeast Florida. Read about our biggest accomplishments below.

The first Chief Medical Officer outside of the hospital setting:
Issam Moussa, MD joined the team as FCCI’s

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