Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from venous reflux disease (the cause of varicose veins). Patients with venous disease may have painful varicosities, leg swelling, ulcers, and/or leg heaviness and fatigue. Utilizing the latest RF technology, CFHC’s board-certified cardiologists, Drs. Joseph R. Alonso, Tong Liu and Lan Luo, are now able to provide a safe and effective treatment option for patients with venous disease. The VNUS Closure and/or VenaSeal procedure is a comfortable alternative to vein stripping and is performed in the office setting. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities within 1-2 days and report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure. For further information regarding this innovative procedure, you may contact the office of Dr. Joseph R. Alonso at 352-861-9811, Dr. Tong Liu 352-873-4733 or Dr. Lan Luo at 352-873-9557.
Central Florida Heart Center is pleased to announce that it has achieved successful re-accreditation in Adult Echocardiography (ICAEL) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on echocardiography. The training and experience of the sonographer performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to positive patient outcomes. Re-accreditation means that CFHC has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. ICAEL grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
Accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Echocardiography.
Patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their Echocardiography procedures are performed only by accredited laboratories. CFHC remains committed to providing unsurpassed cardiology care to our patients. Our accreditation in both Adult Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology is just one more reason you should trust your healthcare to the physicians of CFHC.