Veins and Arteries – We keep them open and clean

Jacksonville’s Ashchi Heart & Vascular Center provides clinical diagnosis and treatment for heart and vascular diseases

Diseases of the heart and vascular systems are critical to ensuring good health. Diagnosis and treatment of these diseases depend on many factors. Once you are a patient in our medical practice, we set in motion various support systems to ensure testing is completed, results are communicated and all of your questions are answered in a timely fashion – and are understood. If you have any of the following conditions listed below, we are here to help you begin to navigate the future of your healthcare experience. We will guide you through this important personal health journey in order for you to be able to have the best qualify of life possible. The following conditions or symptoms of heart and vascular diseases may include, but are not limited to:

If you experience a critical episode, seek immediate medical attention by calling 911 or go to your nearest hospital.

  • Aorta disease, including Marfan syndrome
  • Aneurysms (abdomen and legs)
  • Atherosclerosis of any vasculature
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter
  • Carotid disease
  • Clots in heart or DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease or “hardening of the arteries”
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Heart valve disease
  • High cholesterol (lipid disorder)
  • Hole in the heart (PFO or ASD)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypercoagulable disease state
  • Obesity
  • Pericardial disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke
  • Swollen legs
  • Symptoms of shortness of breath, angina or chest pain, leg swelling and leg ulcers
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose veins (spider veins, reticular veins and large veins)
  • Vasculitis

We offer many treatment procedures for heart and vascular diseases. They may include, but are not limited to:

Endovascular Intervention

  • AAA therapy (endografts and stents)
  • Angiography & angioplasty, stents, etc.
  • Aortic valvuloplasty
  • AV fistula declotting & intervention
  • Carotid & vertebral stents, angioplasty, stents
  • Endovascular interventions
  • IVCF (Inferior Vena Cava Filter placement & removal)
  • Limb salvage (all devices which include stents, atherectomy, etc.)
  • Mesenteric artery angioplasty or stents
  • Renal (kidney) artery angioplasty and stents
  • Thrombin injections for pseuoaneurysm
  • Vein ablation (laser, radio frequency)
  • Vein phlebectomy & sclerotherapy

Interventional Cardiology (i.e. stents, lasers, artherectomy)

  • AICD defibrillators implanted and managed
  • Alcohol septal ablation
  • Aortic valve valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization or angiography
  • Coronary interventions (i.e. angioplasty, stents)
  • Coronary stents
  • IMPELLA use for high-risk patients
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
  • IVUS, FFR, Rotablator & OCT devices
  • Loop recorders implanted and managed
  • Percutaneous surgical closure for Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Permanent pacemakers
  • Simple & complex coronary intervention, including chronic total occlusion
  • TAVR (for valves)
  • Temporary pacemaker placement and management
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Interventional Electrophysiology (implant and management)

Patients managed by experts working collaboratively with our practice.

  • Atrial fibrillation & flutter ablation
  • Cardioversion
  • Complex EP study & therapy
  • Device lead management & extraction
  • ICD implantation & management
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD/automatic ICD)
  • Left atrial occlusion procedure
  • Pacemaker implantation & management (temporary, permanent)
  • Rhythm monitoring (Holters, event monitors, implantable loop recorders)
  • SVT ablation
  • Tilt table testing
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Ventricular tachycardia ablation

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