Monday, May 29, 2023

They warn of the lack of autopsies that prevent the determination of the causes of sudden deaths

According to the Dominican Society of Cardiology (Sodocardio), the heart attack rate in the Dominican Republic is 35.6.

According to this, the president of Sodocardio, Dr. Rafaelina Concepcion warned that deaths due to cardiac or respiratory arrest should not be attributed to cardiovascular diseases, as autopsies are not performed on people who die from the condition in the country, which makes it impossible to determine What caused the heart or lungs to stop.

He said that sudden death could be the cause; Ignorance of an arrhythmia, drug abuse, hypertrophic heart disease, foramen ovale, some congenital disease or heart disease.

“It is a policy that must be carried out, it is not only we as the Cardiology Society who must speak out on this subject, we cannot determine what population is dying, because they do not have a plan in the country Have autopsies, if you attribute most of the deaths in the country to cardiac arrest, now we need to know what is the reason,” he said.

He stressed that it was urgent to determine what had happened to the Dominican population, that “our people” were indeed dying.

“Tobacco consumption is one of the main risks and Santiago province was declared a primary tobacco center, so what is the health system doing? That he is promoting something that causes harm, even if it benefits financially.

He insisted that a protocol should be made that when a person dies, an autopsy should be performed if they do not have a viable determination, if they do not know clearly what caused their death, such as That sudden death.

He explained that there is a lack of knowledge about the issue of autopsy in the country, as many families refuse, because they think they are going to destroy the corpse, but the authorities do not have the power to demand it. That’s what caused the death either.

During the IVth Central American and Caribbean Symposium on Chronic Coronary Syndrome to be held on April 27 and 28, 2023, the head of Sodocardio also expressed that the challenge we have as a society is to reach more places and do primary prevention of diseases . Reduce heart diseases.

He said that the country has made great progress in the field of cardiology and there is nothing to envy other countries with the equipment currently available.

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