U.S. Expert Praises Development of Cuban Cardiology

Havana, Cuba, Jun 2 (acn) – Doctor Fernando Riveron, cardiovascular surgeon in Wisconsin, the United States, described as impressive the development of Cuban medicine and particularly of cardiology.

In an exclusive interview with ACN on Monday in this capital, the U.S. professor said that medicine in Cuba has developed in a way that is very difficult to understand because even with few resources physicians perform surgeries that are equivalent to those of the so-called first world.

Riveron considered the Cuban health system as a model that guarantees free, equitable, accessible and universal health care to all citizens and that also expands its cooperation with other peoples of the world.

The eminent cardiovascular surgeon, who will participate on June 3-6 in Havana in the 8th Cuban Congress on Cardiology that will bring together specialists of over 20 nations, gave on Monday a lecture in a course prior to the forum at the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, on surgery of the aortic valve in the 21st century.

After explaining the development of this procedure in the world, he insisted on the importance of the training of human resources and praised the development of professionals on the Caribbean island, where new techniques are applied with notable results.