According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60% of Americans are not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity. Fully 16% of Americans are not active at all. Overall, women tend to be less active than men, and older people are less likely to get regular physical activity than younger individuals. In…Details
Carotid Artery Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention – Advancing Treatment of Stroke and TIA What are the carotid arteries? The carotid arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to the head and brain. Located on each side of the neck, these arteries can easily be felt pulsating by…Details
We at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center (FCHVC) are delighted to welcome you to our new practice and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to care of you and your family’s heart and vascular needs.
We would like to remind you of the annual open enrollment season for Medicare participants. Many insurance carriers are offered and we take ALL of them with the exception of Humana Gold and Humana Gold Plus.
Dr. Van Crisco’s interview with First Coast Living. Dr. Crisco discusses heart disease and interventional cardiology treatments. Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Intervention, TAVR, Endovascular Intervention, Limb Salvage and other treatments.
First Coast Heart & Vascular Center Earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation First Coast Heart & Vascular Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal…Details
What is P.A.D.? P.A.D. is short for Peripheral Arterial Disease. People have P.A.D. when the arteries in their legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, or plaque. The buildup of plaque causes the arteries to harden and narrow, which is called atherosclerosis . When leg arteries are hardened and clogged, blood flow to the…Details
What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also called AAA or triple A, is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning greater than 50 percent of the vessel’s normal diameter (width). The aorta extends upward from the top of the left…Details
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, the total direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. for 2010 was…Details