Knowledge and professionalism make hearts beat
Cuba stands out for its results in the field of pediatric cardiovascular surgery, and is recognized for being a guarantee of better quality of life and higher survival rates for infants.
1 June, 2023 by
Knowledge and professionalism make hearts beat
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Children and young people with heart disease and other coronary ailments, from all over the world, will find an opportunity in the Cuban Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Program, focused not only on treatment, but also on the rehabilitation process. This program offers the option of early diagnosis of the disease, in addition to the possibility of patients being accompanied by their families.

The careful work of the professionals, the high technology of the equipment of the hospital surgical facilities, the therapy units for post-surgical intensive coronary care and cardio-surgical intensive care guarantee the effectiveness of these highly complex procedures.

According to Dr. Iliana Reyes, head of the Coordination and Processing Center of La Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos, S.A., of the more than 40 diagnoses of cardiac pathologies on the island, attention to cyanotic and non-cyanotic congenital heart diseases stands out. The former imply a compromise of blood oxygenation, such as tetralogy of Fallot. Non-cyanotic congenital heart disease includes valvular problems, anomalies of the vessels and structures of the heart, among others.

Care for patients with non-congenital heart disease includes those suffering from arrhythmias, rheumatic fever and cardiomyopathies, among a large group of conditions. Other highly complex services include complex and non-complex open surgery and closed surgery without heart-lung machine.

These services are supported by the multidisciplinary and comprehensive work of the Cuban Cardiopediatric Network, made up of internationally recognized specialists. Among the institutions that make up the National Health System in Cuba, the William Soler Pediatric Hospital in Havana, a national reference in the treatment of cardiology and pediatric cardiovascular surgery with more than 35 years of experience, stands out for the services offered by its Children's Cardiocenter in the treatment of traditional ailments typical of this specialty, in addition to the diagnosis and surgical corrections of congenital heart diseases.

These innovative procedures, in a medical area that is deficient in other parts of the world, guarantee fewer risks and complications for the patient, greater survival and shorter hospital stays. For more than 25 years, they have allowed the incorporation to school or work life, as well as a satisfactory integration to the activities of social and family life, of those who at some point suffered from heart disease.

People interested in these services, who reside in other countries, can contact the Coordination and Processing Center of the Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos Cubanos, S.A. at, where they will be provided with all the necessary information.

Taken from Destino Salud.

Knowledge and professionalism make hearts beat
CSMC, S.A 1 June, 2023
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