Incredible work being done at First Coast Heart and Vascular! Dr Sunil Singh had an 84 year old male patient, with a failing surgical mitral valve along with increasing heart failure symptoms. He performed the minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement with an Edwards Sapien S3 valve. Patient is expected to see a great improvement in his heart failure symptoms! To learn more about Dr Singh or any of our wonderful doctors, please visit https://www.firstcoastheart.com/our-physicians/
To make an appointment at any one of our 9 locations, please call: Duval: (904) 423-0010 Clay: (904) 375-8100 St. Johns: (904) 342-8300 Flagler and Putnam: (386) 446-9966
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Today is World Heart Day! World Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. This is the perfect day to quit smoking, get exercising and start eating healthy ! All in the name of keeping your heart in good working order!
Learn about World Heart Day
The World Heart Federation have found that heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year. More than victims of cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria.
Overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels are all factors which can trigger heart disease and threaten our own lives, and those of loved ones. Heart Day was set up to drive home the message that heart problems can be prevented.
History of World Heart Day
The mission is to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes and promoting education about ways to care for your heart. This lesson is becoming relevant as reports of obesity, poor diet and physical inactivity in children and young people become more common.
World Heart Day is celebrated every year. It was created by the World Heart Federation. The first World Heart Day took place back in 2000. Since then, in 2012, global leaders committed to the reduction of mortality from non-communicable diseases by 25 percent by 2025.
Did you know that almost half of the NCD deaths happen because of cardiovascular disease? This makes it the biggest killer across the world. World Heart Day is the perfect platform for the community to come together in the battle against cardiovascular disease.
How to observe World Heart Day
World Heart Day is all about drawing people’s attention to heart diseases and illnesses, as well as the range of health issues that are associated with this. It makes sense to raise awareness and also improve your own understanding. We recommend taking some time to do a bit of research about heart conditions and risk factors.
There are organizations that take part in this date around the world. They do this through the organization of science fairs, exhibitions, walks, and marathons. Some famous buildings, and landmarks opt to go red on this date so that they can show their support.
If you are opting to celebrate this day, it is important to try and be more attentive to your own heart health. There are a number of different ways that you can do this. This includes following a healthy diet, quitting alcohol, stopping smoking, and getting involved in physical exercises. It is also important to have your cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart checked on a regular basis.
There are different charities and organizations that do great work when it comes to raising awareness and finding cures for different heart problems. They would appreciate a donation, whether this is a donation of your time, money. Anything that you can do can make a difference to someone’s life!
To learn more, visit: https://www.world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-day/world-heart-day-2020/
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Yesterday Dr. Edwards, of First Coast Heart and Vascular, performed a Total Revascularization of long anterior tibial artery, called a CTO (chronic total occlusion). This was done through a 5 French radial sheath placed in the dorsalis Pedis artery. This was done to improve blood flow to a non healing ulcer. This procedure was done right in our own Cath Lab. To learn more about our practice, visit www.firstcoastheart.com #FCHV #FirstCoastHeart #DrEdwards #CathLab #CTO #CathLab #Cardiology #Vascular #topdocs #bestcardiologist
Dr Singh performed one of the first Watchman Flx procedures, at Memorial Hospital yesterday! This is a new, exciting option for patients that want to get off blood thinners for AFib. To learn more about the WatchmanFlx, visit http://ow.ly/L4OX50Bi9lE To learn more about Dr Singh or any of our wonderful doctors, please visit http://ow.ly/a2sL50BhA2Z To make an appointment at any one of our 9 locations, please call: Duval: (904) 423-0010 Clay: (904) 375-8100 St. Johns: (904) 342-8300 Flagler and Putnam: (386) 446-9966 #FCHV #FirstCoastHeart #watchman #memorialhospital #DrSingh #TopDocs #jacksonvillecardiologist #cardiologist #cardiology #afib #AF #watchmanflx
Venous reflux disease is an extremely common easily treatable disorder that affects millions of Americans. It can cause debilitating leg pain, dermatitis and even open ulcers. Vascular physicians treat this disease typically with vein ablations as well as a variety of other procedures. Below or the 6 classifications of vein disease.
Stage 1: Also known as C1: Small spider veins also known as “reticular veins” or “telangiectasias”
Stage 2: Also known as C2: Bulging or “exophytic” varicose veins
Stage 3: Also Known as C3: Swelling in the leg typically below the knee
Stage 4: Also knwon as C4: Swelling in the leg with associated skin color and texture changes
Stage 5: Also known as C5: Healed venous ulcer or wound, typically above the ankle
Stage 6: Also known as C6: Active venous ulcer or wound, typically above the ankle.
The first step in evaluating a patient with suspected venous insufficiency disease is ordering a venous reflux study. This is a very detailed ultrasound of all the veins in the legs that helps the vascular physician create individual treatment plan for his or her patient’s.To learn more visit: www.firstcoastheart.com#venousdisease #veindoctor #DrEdwards #DrSingh #FCHV #FirstCoastHeart #venousreflux #interventionalcardiology
BIG NEWS!!! FCHV is excited to announce that starting August 20th, Cardiologist Dr Christopher Edwards will be seeing patients monthly at Express Family Care of Palatka, at 6500 Crill Ave Palatka, FL 32177. First Coast Heart and Vascular is proud to bring this expert cardiologist with extensive experience in Vascular Disease, to Putnam County. Dr. Edwards will continue to see patients in Palm Coast and St. Augustine as well. Our Putnam county patients can call 386-446-9966 to make an appointment with Dr Edwards at this new Palatka location. To learn more about Dr Christopher Edwards, please visit: https://www.firstcoastheart.com/physicians/christopher-edwards-do-facc/
Dr. Ameeth Vedre, a General Cardiologist for First Coast Heart and Vascular, will be presenting an educational webinar on Monday, July 27th at 12:30 pm. The topic will be: Cardiovascular Prevention 2020: The Other Pandemic. There will be a chance to ask questions via chat, so bring your all your cardiology questions for Dr. Vedre!
Register Here: https://encoredocs.com/event/cardiovascular-prevention-2020-the-other-pandemic/
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First Coast Heart and Vascular’s Doctor Koren, is looking for volunteers for a clinical trial of a possible Covd-19 vaccination. https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/jacksonville-participants-needed-clinical-trial-covid-19-vaccine/H6BMWPUGBJFGLFOFTI7QX7HTN4/?fbclid=IwAR3oXcRlGfFdRXqPI734NjmwMdEphkLn1diu-Btr9LjyFHE2Zgt-C1GYPT8
First Coast Heart and Vascular is proud to announce that we have opened a new office! Our EP office, which was previously located inside Flagler hospital, has moved to the third floor of the Whetstone Building! Doctors Sanghvi, Pubbi, Crisco and Jones are all seeing patients at this new office at 100 Whetstone Place suite 310. To make an an appointment please call (904) 342-8300