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FCHV to add Cardiologist in Palatka

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/

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LEARN WITH THE LEADERS!

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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New Heart Failure Device Clinic

First Coast Heart and Vascular has started a Heart Failure- Device Clinic. Supervised by our 3 Electrophysiologists, Dr. Dinesh Pubbi, Dr. Neil Sanghvi, and Dr. Nicholas Mandalakas, and cardiac device clinic manager, Paul Begley, we are monitoring specific heart failure diagnostics in our implanted devices to help catch symptoms of HF before it progresses. We are hoping prevent future HF hospitalizations in our patients. Managing our heart failure patients with implantable devices is all about being proactive, not reactive, and catching HF early before it progresses. This patient, JM, came in today after her remote monitor sent us a transmission suggesting the patient may have been in the early stages of worsening HF. After talking with the patient, she immediately came in and was seen by Dr. Pubbi. The patient was so thankful she received a call and sure enough, was experiencing SOB and felt “awful” . These tools help us proactively manage our cardiac device clinic patients with heart failure. #FCHV #FirstCoastHeart #DrPubbi#DrSanghvi #DrMandalakas #Cardiology #cardiologists #HeartFailure #HF #HeartFailureDeviceClinic #GreatDoctors

FCHV collecting items for St Francis House and Port in the Storm

The doctors and staff of FCHV are collecting donations for the St Francis House and Port in the Storm homeless shelters, this holiday season. All 6 of our office locations will be collecting items to donate throughout the month of November.

Some new, in package items that they are in need of are:

Mens and Womens Socks and underwear

Mens T shirts, shoes and pants

Travel sized toiletries

Ponchos/umbrellas

Paper Products ( paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, plates)

Drink mixes

Pop- top food items

Olive Oil

Items can be dropped off at any FCHV location through the end of November.

Please visit: www.firstcoastheart.com for all our office locations

Dr. Sunil Singh SCAI Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Sunil Singh, on becoming a fellow of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI). FSCAI is a mark of excellence among interventional cardiologists. This is a very prestigious honor for him and we at First Coast Heart and Vascular are glad to have Dr Sunil Singh as part of our practice. Dr. Singh is seeing patients currently in our Jacksonville and Fleming Island offices.

To learn more about SCAI, visit: http://www.scai.org/FSCAI/Default.aspx

New office in Murabella at WGV!

We are happy to announce the opening of our newest location in the Murabella section of World Golf Village, in Saint Johns County! We are part of the Flagler Health Plus specialty physicians. The new office is located at 70 Turin Terrace Suite 210 St. Augustine, FL 32092. Dr Ameeth Vedre will be seeing patients here. If this location is more convenient for you, please call 904-342-8300 and we will get you scheduled!

Dr. Ameeth Vedre, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE, FASNC  is a Non-invasive Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist. He is passionate about both general and preventive cardiology. He brings that passion, together with his extensive knowledge, to the patients of First Coast Heart & Vascular Center.

Welcoming Dr Mandalakas

We are happy to announce that Dr. Nicholas Mandalakas will be joining the First Coast Heart and Vascular team of physicians this December.

Dr. Mandalakas will be seeing patients in our Fleming Island and Jacksonville offices. We are honored to have another amazing cardiologist in our practice.

His training includes • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing: Tufts/ New England Medical Center Hospitals, working with Drs. Mark Estes and Paul Wang • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Medical College of Pennsylvania • Internal Medicine Residency: Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh • Medical school: Jefferson Medical College • Undergraduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University • Over 25 years of experience in PA, most recently with UPMC Cardiology

 

Lunch and Learn Event August 15th 2017

Cardiologists Dr. Dinesh Pubbi and Dr. Van Crisco will be speaking at a Lunch and Learn event August 15th 2017 at the WJCT studio in Jacksonville.

CLEAN PIPES AND FUNCTIONAL WIRING: MODERN APPROACHES TO PREVENTING ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND ARRHYTHMIA

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You. Understanding Your Risk Factors for Heart & Peripheral Artery Diseases. Did you know that after menopause, a woman’s risk of heart increases? 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease and or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and Arrhythmias. It’s time to learn about the causes of heart disease, PAD, Atrial Fibrillation and ways you can prevent them.

Understanding Your Heart & Peripheral Artery Health Risk Factors… Learn how YOUR SEX and your age can impact your Heart, Peripheral Artery and Rhythm Health.

The focus of this community education is to discuss available therapies to treat heart disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD) for both men and women.

Learn more about:

  • The causes of heart disease in men and women.
  • Increased risk of heart disease based on ethnicity.
  • Available treatments for atrial fibrillation (Afib).
  • Available treatments for PAD.
Lunch and Learn Event August 15th 2017

Dr Dinesh Pubbi is now FHRS

Dr. Dinesh Pubbi is now FHRS

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dinesh Pubbi has the added distinction of now being a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

 

Dr. Van Crisco first to use new Medtronic Evolut R Valve at Memorial Hospital

 

First Coast Heart & Vascular Center announces that Dr. Van Crisco first to use new Medtronic Evolut R Valve replacement at Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, FL 12/14/16

 

Jacksonville— 12/14/16Yesterday, First Coast Heart & Vascular Center announced that Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Van Crisco performed the first CoreValve™ Evolut™ R System on an elderly female patient at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Van CriscoWe are very excited to be using this new system to help save lives,” said Dr. Van Crisco, Interventional Cardiologist at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center.

Positive Patient Impact

Many patients have already benefited from the CoreValve™ Evolut™ R System, which was FDA-approved for commercial use in the United States in June 2015 for severe aortic stenosis patients who are at high or extreme risk for surgery. Left untreated, aortic valve stenosis can lead to serious heart problems including heart failure and even death. The procedure is a minimally-invasive treatment option and has demonstrated excellent clinical performance for with lower rates of all-cause mortality and major stroke compared to surgery. Additionally, studies have shown low incidences of procedural complications and superior blood flow performance compared to surgery.

Utilizing systems like the CoreValve™ Evolut™ R System demonstrate First Coast Heart & Vascular Center’s commitment to deliver offer a broad range of innovative medical technology for the interventional and surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrhythmias. First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is a nationally recognized Center for Excellence and is honored to have the opportunity to serve the needs of cardiac patients.

About First Coast Heart & Vascular Center

First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is considered to be a leader in the field of cardiac medicine in North East Florida with offices in Duval, Clay, St. Johns Flagler counties. The practice specializes in Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Electrophysiology along with complex testing for the comprehensive treatment and diagnosis of all cardiac ailments with 7 full-time cardiology physicians.