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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 Harvard, 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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The majority of people living with diabetes understand that they have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. But the following statistics show clearly that there is a strong link between heart disease and diabetes. As many as 68 percent of people age 65 and older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease.  Approximately…

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First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is pleased to announce that Michael J. Koren, MD and his staff from Apex Cardiovascular have joined the practice. The two cardiology practices will continue to provide services under one name, First Coast Heart & Vascular Center. Dr. Koren and his staff have moved to First Coast Heart &…

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Testimonials

  • Van Crisco, MDLife Saving Cardiologist
    Dr. Van Crisco saved a family member’s life recently and he kept us informed and truly cared for all of us. Our whole family sees this practice and we are very happy with them as they work together to meet each individual’s needs. Dr. Crisco is straightforward and attentive. He has great bedside manners. 
    Life Saving Cardiologist
  • Dr Kevin Hayes at Lunch and Learn

    Great Cardio Care

    Dr. Kevin Hayes is very knowledgeable in the world of Cardiology and has made excellent recommendations of other surgeons to preform my heart valve repair. He has very nice manners and is considerate of my feelings. I would recommend his office for excellent all around cardio care. He is a great doctor and he listens, he cares, and he’s always on the side of the patient. Whether it be cost factors, time concerns, or future treatment, he’s clearly dedicated in assisting the patient with their concerns and future needs.

    Great Cardio Care
  • St. Augustine Caring Cardiologist

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is compassionate and caring. He takes time to explain your condition in terms that you can understand. He tells it like it is. His office runs very efficiently. You are seen within a few minutes of your scheduled appointment time. The St. Augustine nurses are the best.

    St. Augustine Caring Cardiologist
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MD

    Caring Physician

    Dr. Dinesh Pubbi is the most caring physician I’ve ever known. He’s genuinely kind, caring, and concerned. He not only asks a lot of questions and he answers a lot of questions, too. Dr. Pubbi runs all the tests that are needed to be sure that everything is as it should be and follows up with explanations and/or recommendations. I trust him to make all the decisions in my care and I recommend Dr. Pubbi to all my family and friends.”

    Caring Physician
  • Christopher Edwards, DOPatient-oriented Cardiologist

    Dr. Christopher Edwards performed my great saphenous vein ablation on my left leg without complication.  His mannerisms and preciseness made this procedure very bearable for me. My follow-up appointment was the same. A great staff, always cheerful and patient-oriented.”

    Patient-oriented Cardiologist
  • AFib Cardiologist

    “I found Dr. Neil Sanghvi to be extremely knowledgeable, understanding and helpful throughout my entire process. He spent as much time as I required in order to educate me on my condition. I felt safe and secure knowing he has knowledge of the new options to treat A-Fib. I did not hesitate in my decision to have him perform my Ablation.”

    AFib Cardiologist
  • “Absolutely the best Cardiologist! Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is so personable and knowledgeable in the field of Cardiology. In my 58 years of seeing Cardiologist, I should know. Dr. Caracciolo is compassionate and caring. He takes time to explain your condition in terms that you can understand. He tells it like it is. His office runs very efficiently. You are seen within a few minutes of your scheduled appointment time. The nurses are here the best.”

    The Best Cardiologist
  • Dr. David GrechEasy to talk to Cardiologist

    I found Dr. David Grech easy to talk to. He answered all my questions and explained my condition to me. This was my first visit to this medical practice and I was very pleased with Dr. Grech and his office staff at the Palm Coast office.

    Easy to talk to Cardiologist
  • Feeling Blessed with Cardiology Care

    “How blessed I was to be under the care of Dr. Van Crisco during a recent heart cath procedure. He has excellent knowledge and skills in recommending and doing procedures. His professional and knowledgeable manner eased any and all fears and concerns. The comfortable, easy way he has about him was a great “fear reducer” as he patiently answered all my questions, leaving me not only prepared for the procedure, but peaceful and calm as well.”

    Feeling Blessed with Cardiology Care
  • Dr Kevin Hayes at Lunch and LearnGreat Jacksonville Cardiologist

    I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kevin Hayes other than wishing he was also a Family Practice doctor and a Dermatologist so that I wouldn’t have to go see anyone else. His calm and patient bedside manner is exemplary and he makes an effort to keep patient expenses low by not recommending unnecessary procedures. He answers all my questions and is never in a hurry so that I leave the appointments much calmer than when I arrived. I highly recommend Dr. Kevin Hayes.

    Great Jacksonville Cardiologist
  • I Trust My Cardiologists
    “I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Dinesh Pubbi yesterday for a consult that was referred by Dr. Vincent CaraccioloDr. Vicent Caracciolo and Dr. Dinesh Pubbi. They both took the time to explain my cardiac issue and ordered the necessary tests. Dr. Pubbi reviewed and explained my results with me. At this time I don’t need a defibrillator. I feel at ease that I have 2 cardiologists that have my back. I highly recommend them for any cardiac needs. I know I’m in the right place and trust them which makes me feel relaxed.”

    I Trust My Cardiologists
  • Christopher Edwards, DOCaring and Compassionate Cardiologist in Palm Coast

    I would highly recommend Dr. Christopher Edwards to anyone with cardiac concerns. He is caring and compassionate. He spent as much time as I needed to understand the procedure he was going to perform and after the procedure he spent equally as much time explaining what I needed done to live a longer life. Dr. Edwards found a problem with my heart that had gone undetected, saving my life. Thank you!

     

    Caring and Compassionate Cardiologist in Palm Coast
  • Neil Sanghvi, MD
    AFib Cardiologist in St. Augustine
    “‘I found Dr. Neil Sanghvi to be extremely knowledgeable, understanding and helpful throughout my entire process. He spent as much time as I required in order to educate me on my condition. I felt safe and secure knowing he has knowledge of the new options to treat A-Fib. I did not hesitate in my decision to have him perform my Ablation. His staff is very attentive and was able to quickly meet my needs.”
    AFib Cardiologist in St. Augustine
  • Cardiologist Saved My Life

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo saved my life because of a pre-heart attack diagnosis….resulting in a triple by-pass surgery…..and a complete change in my lifestyle. I am a new man at 71 years old!  Dr. Caracciolo has my highest endorsement……he is a FANTASTIC cardiologist!”

    Cardiologist saved my life
  • Dr. David GrechPalm Coast Cardiology Patient

    “I found Dr. David Grech easy to talk to. He answered all my questions and explained my condition to me. He has as great bedside manner and explains medical conditions, issues, and terms so they are easily understood.This was my first visit to this medical practice and I was very pleased with Dr. Grech and his office staff.”

    Palm Coast Cardiology Patient
  • Life Saver Cardiologist

    “If you have a major cardiac crisis, Dr. Van Crisco is THE physician to go to, he saved my life in the ER and he makes it clear that he really cares about his patients. His matter of fact follow up recommendations are understandable and to the point, and anyone in his care will know they are in good hands. Our whole family sees this practice and we are very happy with them as they work together to meet each individual’s needs. Dr. Crisco is straight forward and attentive.”

    Life Saver Cardiologist
  • Dr. Kevin Hayes, DOBrilliant Cardiologist

    “I like Dr. Kevin Hayes very much, he is patient when explaining your issues. He is very plain spoken explaining down to my level . I have always felt that after seeing Dr. Hayes I know what he knows and I understand my condition. I would recommend Dr. Hayes because he is so calming and compassionate towards his patients. He is very thorough and takes his time with his patients. He is an amazingly brilliant cardiologist. I have followed him every where he practiced and would never change to another cardiologist because of his awesome care towards me.”

     

    Brilliant Cardiologist
  • 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