Cardiovascular diseases remain in this 2018 as the main cause of death of people living in Matanzas, despite the progress of diagnostic and therapeutic means.
Faced with this reality, it is urgent to adopt preventive mechanisms to avoid these conditions, said the Head of the aforementioned medical specialty service at Faustino Pérez Hernández, Matanzas Provincial Hospital, doctor Joan Javier Vidal Casal.
“In the population has increased the incidence of alcoholism, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle and decompensated hypertension, risk factors for coronary heart disease,” said the specialist.
In the institution lies the guiding center of pacemaker implants in which nearly two hundred patients have been operated, which have improved their quality of life.
Similarly, there is a team of echocardiographs, with state-of-the-art technology, together with ergometry that complements the functioning of medical professionals who work to improve the health of the Matanzas.