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Heart Failure Clinic

January 4, 2018

HEART FAILURE BLOG 12.21.17Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition affecting five million Americans, according to Emory Healthcare. It is the reason for 11 million doctors’ visits every year and is responsible for more hospitalizations than all cancers combined.

Along with its vast presence in the U.S. population, its mortality rates unfortunately remain relatively high. More than half of those diagnosed will pass away within five years, according to Emory Healthcare. It is the goal of the First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) team to give patients with CHF a chance at living a quality life with their diagnosis. Continue reading “Heart Failure Clinic” »

Spotting a Heart Attack Before It Becomes a Heart Attack

November 30, 2017

HEART ATTACK BLOG POST 11.30.17By Priscilla Christopher

Every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack, according to the American Heart Associations’ (AHA) 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Report. Its symptoms and warning signs vary based on several factors: age, family, personal health history, gender and lifestyle. Many people ignore warning signs long before the attack occurs. Continue reading “Spotting a Heart Attack Before It Becomes a Heart Attack” »

How to Follow a Low Sodium Diet from the Experts on our Team

February 18, 2016


PSMix_2016-02-18-15-04-37This week, we are dedicating our post to heart failure, in honor heart failure awareness week. Heart failure is a condition
affecting over 5 million people in the US. Despite its name, heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped beating. Heart failure is a condition where the heart isn’t pumping enough blood to sustain your body’s oxygen and blood needs. Consuming too much sodium may cause your heart to work harder and worsen a heart failure condition. Whether you have heart failure and are trying to manage it or are just trying to follow a healthy lifestyle, here are some tips for following a low sodium diet, tried and tested by the experts on our team.
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[INFOGRAPHIC:] History of Heart Failure in America

June 3, 2015

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. 5.1 million people in the US suffer from this condition, and even with daily self-monitoring, 50% of patients will be readmitted to the hospital within just 6 months. In addition to the medical and physical costs, there are also financial affects – the cost of heart failure in the US was $31 billion in 2012, and could jump to $70 billion by 2030, costing each US taxpayer $244 per year.

Images provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Images provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.

This infographic from St. Jude Medical describes the medical and financial costs of heart failure in the United States and discusses treatments, including the new CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. Click on the image at right to see the full infographic.

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Dr. Omer Zuberi Becomes First Physician in Northeast Florida to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution

May 28, 2015

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Image provided courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.

(Jacksonville, FL – May 28, 2015) – We are proud to announce Dr. Omer Zuberi, Interventional Cardiologist, is the first physician in Northeast Florida to implant the CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) System. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. Continue reading “Dr. Omer Zuberi Becomes First Physician in Northeast Florida to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution” »

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