CFHC News

Erum Jiva, DNP Recognized by the Preventive Cardiology of Nursing Association!

Central Florida Heart Center’s Certified Lipid Clinic Specialist, Erum Jiva, NCP, ARNP-BC, CLS, FNLA has been recognized by the Preventive Cardiology of Nursing Association (PCNA) for her leadership in starting the Ocala Sunshine Chapter. The Ocala Sunshine Chapter of PCNA promotes primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by providing current information and education on cardiovascular disease.

Central Florida Heart Center Offers Lipid Management Clinic – Dr Erum Jiva DNP, Clinic Lipid Specialist

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As a dedicated board-certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Dr Jiva has a mission of ensuring every patient is met with personalized attention, respect, and compassion.
With her extensive background in patient care, Erum Jiva DNP, ARNP-BC, CLS, can help patients with preventive care, chronic disease management, and so much more. Dr Jiva cares for patients at Central Florida Heart Center in Ocala, Florida.

After completing her undergraduate studies in nursing, Dr Jiva was accepted into graduate school. She went on to complete her master’s degree in Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and is currently licensed to practice in Florida. In addition, she also f inished her Doctorate degree in Nursing Practice from Purdue Global University. Her thesis was focused on “prevention of Cardiovascular disease through risk factor modification”.

Dr. Erum Jiva initiated first lipid clinic in Ocala. It is the only medical practice in the Ocala devoted exclusively to cholesterol disorders. Dr Jiva is certified by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL). She works with patients and doctors in creating individual treatment plans. They include advanced blood test, the most effective medications (including alternatives to statins) and dietary counseling.

Erum’s primary interest and focus is on preventive care and early disease detection in light of updated guidelines and research. She also has expertise in helping patients modifying risk factors (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, obesity, high cholesterol) through individualize care plans

To ensure she’s up to date with advancements in research and treatments, Dr. Jiva maintains her board certifications. Not only this, she is active member of National Lipid Association, American Society of Preventive Cardiology, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse Association and American Association of Nurse Practitioner.

For more information please call 352-873-9557

Do You Suffer from Varicose Veins?

1421975906943Approximately 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 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.

CFHC Echocardiology Laboratory Earns Reaccredition by the IAC!

icon-ICANLCentral 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.