Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Cuban Congress on Cardiology began today at this capital´s Conference Center, aimed at updating knowledge about a health problem of high global prevalence. “Cardiovascular Diseases: Our Challenges in the 21st Century,” is the theme for the forum, in which issues such as prevention, diagnostic imaging with cutting-edge techniques, medical, interventional, surgical and rehabilitation treatments, are part of the agenda.
Parallel to this congress is the Global Forum on Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation in Clinical Practice, and the 21st International Symposium and Ninth National Workshop on Interventional Cardiology.
Dr. Eduardo Rivas, president of the Cuban Cardiology Society and member of the organizing committee, stated that the objective of the meeting is to update specialized knowledge, and to show the results of cardiology research in the area.
At the congress´ website, the specialist also said he seeks to improve the overall care of patients in Latin America and worldwide, suffering from many kinds of disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in many countries of the world, and in Cuba, it is surpassed only by cancer.