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News to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As one of the oldest cardiology practices in Central Florida, Florida Heart Group is actively involved in local and regional community events. Since its inception in 1979, FHG has become Florida’s premier leader in detection, prevention and treatment programs. Our cardiologists are committed to offering the latest cardiovascular procedures and remaining at the forefront of new technology and techniques. In addition to providing a full range of cardiovascular services, FHG is dedicated to providing education on important health and news topics, enabling residents of Central Florida to live longer and healthier lives.

Please read the latest news from Florida Heart Group. Click on the article title to read the full story.

Rohit Bhatheja, MD, Featured in Medical Breakthrough Series for FlowTriever Procedure

Rohit Bhatheja, MD, FACC, FSCAI is a board-certified, award-winning cardiologist who specializes in interventional cardiology and peripheral, vascular and structural heart interventions. Dr. Bhatheja is at the forefront of innovative, minimally invasive procedures and is the first physician to perform the FlowTriever System in Orlando. Martha Hutchison was the first patient to undergo the procedure for a blood clot (pulmonary embolism) in the lung arteries. This successful procedure was a recent spotlight on the Medical Breakthrough Series, an online news outlet covering health stories across the country.

Watch Dr. Bhatheja on the Medical Breakthrough Series below to hear Martha’s inspiring story, and to find out more about this revolutionary procedure.

Harischandra B. Karunaratne, MD

We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our physicians, Harischandra B. Karunaratne, MD, of Florida Heart Group.

What My Cancer Taught Me: Overcoming and Learning from Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Puxiao Cen shared her impressive story of ovarian cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery with Baylor University Medical Center's quarterly magazine, Proceedings. Dr. Cen explains how her cancer diagnosis helped her to better understand her patients and grow as a physician. Read her story, originally featured in volume 28, number 4 of the Baylor Health Care System’s prestigious peer-reviewed journal, here.