Health July 4, 2024 | 4:27 pm

CEDIMAT becomes first certified stroke center in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo.- The Centers for Diagnostics and Advanced Medicine and Medical Conferences and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT) has become the first hospital in Santo Domingo to receive the prestigious Stroke Centers of Latin America certification from the WSO/SIECV.

This certification verifies that CEDIMAT adheres to international standards for managing and caring for patients with vascular events, as explained by Drs. Francisco Méndez, emergency manager, and Luis Eduardo Suazo, neurosurgeon and coordinator of the Neurosurgery service and stroke unit at CEDIMAT.

CEDIMAT was the pioneer in applying thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy treatments for patients with ischemic vascular conditions, crucial interventions that can be life-saving. This certification places CEDIMAT at the top of the quality scale, ensuring superior care for stroke patients compared to 90% of other countries. Thrombolysis, effective within the first 4 to 5 hours of an ischemic event, and thrombectomy, which can reverse mobility loss within the first 24 hours, are key treatments provided by the trained emergency staff at CEDIMAT.

The certification was granted after a thorough evaluation by the Certification Program of the Stroke Centers of Latin America and the Caribbean, involving representatives from the World Stroke Organization, the Ibero-American Society of Cerebrovascular Diseases, the Certification Program Coordinator, and local delegations.

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