Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest causes of death in Aruba. Many people suffer from cardiovascular diseases. For many years, a majority of insurers have had to be sent to Colombia to receive treatment. Thanks to the initiative of our cardiologists and Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital, since April 2018, we have been able to achieve our very own heart catheterization department. Here is where patients who need, for example, a stent, can get it. Patients can also get a CAG diagnostic, bypass, and fix or replace their heart valve.
But what are cardiovascular diseases?
Cardiovascular diseases are all the diseases that have to do with the heart and veins. Some of these diseases can be present in a person since birth, others get them later in life. It is important to realize that anyone can get cardiovascular disease. To minimize the chance of getting cardiovascular disease, one must like a healthy life through nutrition and exercise.