Monday, November 15, 2010
Havana.- Cuban surgeons have performed minimal-access heart surgeries successfully since 1985, reporting a survival rate of 97 percent.
According to Cuban experts, complications from that kind of surgical procedure are comparable to those reported in developed countries.
Minimal-access heart surgeries are performed in seven heart centers in Havana, as well as in Santiago de Cuba and Villa Clara.
In addition, Cuban professionals wrote a manual on heart surgery to be consulted by surgeons nationwide.
Interventionist cardiology allows treating certain heart diseases, including ischemic cardiopathies, using catheters.