Dr. Jorge Solís Martín, coordinator of the departments of cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease at the University Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, writes an article about why valvular heart disease is an increasing public health threat in the Spanish schedule and how the coalition has helped focus institutional attention on these conditions.
In a blog in Elconfidencial’s Aliments, Dr. Solís addresses the most important needs in combating heart valve diseases disease, including the need for early detection. In particular, Dr. Solís points to the work of the EU SHD Coalition to raise awareness among institutions and policymakers.
According to Dr. Solís, the Department of Valvular Heart Disease of the Cardiology Service of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, with more than two thousand patients in follow-up, has become a national reference thanks to organisational efforts to address the avalanche of valvular heart patients in one of Madrid’s oldest populations, which is a faithful reflection of the general situation expected in the coming decades.
He acknowledged the importance of raising political awareness of the problem of valvular heart disease, welcoming the work of the EU SHD Coalition in this context.
Jorge Solís, M.D., is a cardiologist, founder of the Atria Clinic and coordinator of the Cardiac Imaging and Valvular Heart Disease Departments at University Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Spain. He specialised in valvular heart disease and cardiac imaging in the United States, first for a year in Montana with renowned cardiac surgeon Carlos Duran and later for four years in the Cardiac Imaging Department at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, Harvard Medical School).
The full article is accessible here: https://www.alimente.elconfidencial.com/bienestar/2022-03-24/enfermedad-valvulas-corazon_3396489/