The general director of Welfare Programs of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS), Elizabeth Hernandez, opened this Wednesday IV Forum on Arteriosclerotic Vascular Disease between Primary Care and Hospitable Care that is celebrated in the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín.
In a press release, the Ministry of Health has explained that the meeting is organized as a meeting point to address those aspects of cardiovascular health that must be addressed, to know the proposals for improvement and to share new strategies, programs and actions that are being implemented in the archipelago .
Likewise, the cardiologist at the Vall d'Hebrón Hospital in Barcelona and current president of the women's group in cardiology of the Spanish Society of Cardiology, Antonia Sambola, who spoke on the cardiovascular diseases in women, and, in addition, the advances made in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease in Canary Islands.
For this, the intervention was made by the general director of Public Health of the SCS, José Juan Alemán, and a team of professionals from the hospital and primary care areas as heads of cardiology service of several SCS hospitals, cardiologists, professionals of the units Cardiac rehabilitation and Primary Care, among others.
In addition, the papers reviewed the measures put in place to attend to the most prevalent chronic cardiological processes: heart failure, atrial fibrillation, chronic ischemic heart disease and valvular heart disease.
These measures are intended to standardize clinical actions according to scientific evidence, both for Family Medicine and Hospital Care professionals, establishing coordination circuits between them for the referrals and follow-up of these patients.
Meanwhile, another aspect that was analyzed was the implementation of the Infarction Code in the Canary Islands CODICAN, which has led to the creation of an integrated and coordinated care network that addresses one of the most serious and fatal manifestations of ischemic heart disease: acute myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation, as established in the National Cardiopathy Strategy Ischemic of the National Health System.