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First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is a comprehensive cardiology practice that provides contemporary, evidence based and compassionate care to our patients.

Our board certified Cardiovascular Specialists are experienced in a variety of sub-specialties including:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging

At First Coast Heart & Vascular Center, our cardiologists have trained at some of the world’s best institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Cornell University, and Emory University.

We are committed to excellence in patient care by actively participating in regional and national meetings. We are dedicated to improving the level of cardiovascular care available to our patients by participating in clinical national research trials, allowing us to offer our patients quality care through new and emerging technologies.

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New address for St. Augustine Office

New address for St. Augustine Office We are excited to announce that we have moved our St. Augustine office to a larger office space. We are now located at 100 Whetstone Place, Suite 102, St. Augustine, FL 32086. The office building is at the corner of 312 and Sargent Tutten Drive. Our phone and fax…

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  • Dinesh Pubbi, MD

    Great Cardiologist Great Team!

    Dr. Dinesh Pubbi has been our family’s cardiologist  for over 8 years. We love him and respect his opinion. We could not have asked for better care. My mother is also his patient and she always says she wishes all doctors could be as kind and caring as Dr. Pubbi! His staff is amazing and his scheduling person, Mahla is an absolute miracle worker. She makes things happen. Wish all offices had such a great team!

    Great Cardiologist Great Team
  • Cath Lab with Dr. Van Crisco

    Triple Stent Insertion

    “I probably was not Dr. Van Crisco‘s easiest “triple stent insertion” But I am doing quite well following his good work. My recovery is not sudden like some I’ve heard, but with all of my other cardiac issues I have done better and better over time. I am thankful for his patience and hard skillful work.”

    Triple Stent Insertion
  • Dr. David GrechAmazing Cardiologist

    Dr. David Grech is an amazing Cardiologist. He instills within his patients his confidence as he discusses symptoms, procedures, medication, etc. He takes a cautious approach. He’s  never in a hurry to operate, preferring first to thoroughly investigate other options with surgery as a last resort. His staff is always helpful and friendly, a very welcoming atmosphere. He is amazing a real pleasure to work with him…”

     

    Amazing Cardioloigst
  • Patient’s Cardiovascular needs are fulfilled

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo has been my cardiologist since I had by-pass surgery in 2009. I’m extremely grateful for the top notch care I’ve received from Dr. Caracciolo and all the staff at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center. He is friendly, complete, up to date, and very knowledgeable. Dr. Caracciolo has proven time and again to be informed, professional, personable and always leaves me with the feeling my heart is in good hands, thank you. I am confident in his care of my cardiovascular needs.”

    Patient’s Cardiovascular needs are fulfilled
  • Neil Sanghvi, MD

    AFib Dr. Provides Optimal Healthcare

    “Dr. Neil Sanghvi is always prompt with appointment times and very personable. He thoroughly explains everything related to your medical situation in a way that you can understand and lays out the best treatment options for optimal healthcare. His staff is attentive and able to quickly meet your needs. They have scheduling down to a science as you never wait very long to get in or check out after your appointment.”

    AFib Dr Provides Optimal Healthcare
  • Dr Christopher EdwardsSkillful Hands of Dr. Christopher Edwards

    “As an octogenarian, I had begun to have doubts as to whether I would ever again be blessed to walk for any length of time and not feel totally exhausted. Remarkably, this blessing came through the skillful hands of Dr. Christopher Edwards, who, in November 2017, performed a three-stent procedure which has led to increased mobility and the loss of fear of falling as a result of my legs giving away. Dr. Edwards’ dedication and professionalism are immeasurable and I am truly grateful.”

    Skillful Hands of Dr. Christopher Edwards
  • Cath Lab with Dr. Van Crisco

    Lifesaving Interventional Cardiologist

    “I want to thank Dr. Van Crisco and his staff  for helping me.  If he had not taken me after my doctor of over 15+ years told me there was not anything else he could do for me I may not be here today. After a year of in and out of the hospital, Dr. Crisco did what my other doctor said could not be done. He opened three arteries one 60%, one 75%, and one 95% knowing I was in no condition for open heart again.  Dr. Crisco saved my life.  I thank the good Lord every day for guiding him through my procedure.  Thank you so much.”

     

    Lifesaving Interventional Cardiologist
  • Dr. David GrechIrreplaceable Cardiologist

    “My experience with Dr. David Grech started in the Cardiac Care Unit at Orange Park Hospital at a terrible time in my life. He was compassionate, straightforward and professional in a way that calmed me and made me sure that I was going to get better. He was not my first Cardiologist but he will definitely be my last. He’s superb, friendly and irreplaceable.”

    Irreplaceable Cardiologist
  • Neil Sanghvi, MDImproved Heart Health Thanks to Dr. Sanghvi

    Dr. Neil Sanghvi patiently explained why I was experiencing symptoms. He clearly explained his recommended course of action. He walked-us-thru the necessary Meds and surgery. He graciously included my wife in all of the recommendations and decisions. He devoted 5-plus hours during a complicated surgery. He immediately debriefed my wife. We are now 19 days removed from surgery, feeling fine, and looking forward to improving health.”

    Improved Heart Health Thanks to Dr. Sanghvi
  • Easy to understand St. Augustine Cardiologist

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is a good listener and explains things in plain, easy to understand language, he even draws pictures to help make his point. I like his straight forward, but professional approach. I have already recommended him to a couple of other people already. He is wonderful and knows his stuff. Everyone in his office is extremely friendly and caring.”

    Easy to understand St. Augustine Cardiologist
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MDAFIB doctor

    “Dr. Dinesh Pubbi has been working with my husband’s heart condition atrial fibrillation (AFib) for over 6 years. He is kind and listens to us, but first most ensures that my husband health is never in question. When my husband kept going into A-fib Dr. Pubbi did a 6.5 hour mapping of his heart to burn electrical connections to keep the heart out of AFib. My husband went home the next day and once healed has rarely had any AFib bouts. He is a caring doctor with great skill I would recommend to anyone and have!!”

    AFIB Doctor
  • Dr Kevin Hayes at Lunch and LearnComforting bedside manner

    Dr. Kevin Hayes has the most comforting bedside manner of any physician I’ve been to. He takes his time listening to and answering any questions and never seems to be in a hurry. He can calm down the most nervous patient and does not rush to recommend tests that may not be necessary right away. This has saved me a lot of money, and the same goes for generic medications. He is ethical, kind and competent. Anyone will be in good hands with Dr. Hayes!”

    Comforting bedside manner
  • Van Crisco, MDTriple Stent Patient

    “I probably was not Dr. Van Crisco’s easiest “triple stent insertion” But I am doing quite well following his good work. My recovery is not sudden like some I’ve heard, but with all of my other cardiac issues I have done better and better over time. I am thankful for his patience and hard skillful work. Confident, professional and considerate. Best possible experience before, during and after my procedure.Great doctor!”

    Triple Stent Patient
  • Dr. David GrechIrreplaceable Cardiologist

    “My experience with Dr. David Grech started in the CCU at Orange Park Medical Center at a terrible time in my life. He was compassionate, straightforward and professional in a way that calmed me and made me sure that I was going to get better. He was not my first Cardiologist but he will definitely be my last. He’s superb, friendly and irreplaceable.”

    Irreplaceable Cardiologist
  • Neil Sanghvi, MDGreat Cardiologist and Great Staff

    Dr. Neil Sanghvi is always prompt with appointment times and very personable. He thoroughly explains everything related to your medical situation in a way that you can understand and lays out the best treatment options for optimal healthcare. His staff is attentive and able to quickly meet your needs. They have scheduling down to a science as you never wait very long to get in or check out after your appointment.

    Great Cardiologist and Great Staff
  • Patient Oriented Cardiologist

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo or Dr. “C” as we fondly call him is one the most patient oriented Dr.’s I have ever seen. He is highly capable, totally professional, excellent with communication, outstanding in every way. And no, I am not a relative of his, only a patient.”

    Patient Oriented Cardiologist
  • Dr. David GrechDr. David Grech is a TOTALLY AWESOME Cardiologist. Thanks to his care, he made sure that I received stents before I had a heart attack. His judgment has been excellent. My wife has been a cardiac nurse for 43 years, and recommended him.  He is friendly and informative, he always makes me feel comfortable. I am blessed. Thank you, Dr. Grech..”

    Totally Awesome Cardiologist
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MD Trustworthy Cardiac Care

    Dr. Dinesh Pubbi is the most patient, kind, warm doctor in his field of Cardiology I have ever had. He takes time to listen and no question you ask goes unanswered, I trust him with my cardiac care and my husband trusts him too..You will not find a better Cardiologist in Florida. He is superb. Dr. Pubbi placed a pacemaker in me almost 3 years ago and I haven’t had a problem with it. He checks it (and me) every 6 months and is always extremely pleasant. I always leave feeling that we are friends. I like that!”

    Trustworthy Cardiac Care
  • Dr. Van CriscoGreat Place for Cardiac Care

    Dr. Van Crisco was incredibly knowledgeable, caring, professional and spent time to answer any questions we had about my upcoming procedure. My experience couldn’t have gone any better.  The St. Augustine office is the best and I love the environment. The staff is great and so is the service of the nurses. All of the staff go over and above with patient care and everything runs like clockwork. I greatly appreciate Dr.Crisco for his knowledge and professionalism. Likelihood of Recommending Dr. Crisco & First Coast Heart is 210%.

    Great Place for Cardiac Care
  • Dr Kevin Hayes at Lunch and LearnHappy Cardiology Patient in Jacksonville

    “I was fortunate to be treated for the first time by Dr.Kevin Hayes back in December 2011 when I was admitted to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for health reasons. I was very much impressed and felt fully confident in his treatment of my blood pressure issues. In fact, he is still my Cardiologist!  I like his approach with my health concerns as well as following up with my procedures. I would recommend him to any person looking for a cardiologist.”

    Happy Cardiology Patient in Jacksonville