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A global perspective on hypertension: a Lancet Commission

drpatricioDespite extensive knowledge about how to prevent and treat hypertension, it has been the number one killer in the world for more than 10 years. Elevated blood pressure is the principal risk factor for cardiovascular diseases worldwide,1, 2 affecting one billion individuals globally. It is the cause of 54% of strokes and 47% cases of ischaemic heart disease, and is responsible for 7·6 million premature deaths per year (ie, 13·5% of all deaths worldwide) and 92 million disability-adjusted life-years.

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FOSCAL brings together leaders from five Colombian Medical Societies

medical-societyThe institution has leaders of major medical societies and associations in the country within its medical staff.

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RNAO welcomes new BPSO designates from around the globe

This spring, a whole new group of Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO) is graduating from their three-year pre-designation period.

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FOSCAL, the epicenter of Latin American medical tourism

There are patients arriving from United States, Central America and the Caribbean Islands in search of the medical and scientific services, FOSCAL has to offer. This demand opens the door to position Bucaramanga in the cluster of medical tourism.

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FOSCAL International performs the first surgeries in Colombia to improve presbyopia

For the first time in Colombia a new surgery is performed to improve vision affected by presbyopia.

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Japonese Cardiologists operate at FOSCAL International

Foscal International has received the visit of an important technical-scientific Japanese delegation, representing the Multinational TERUMO, world leader in the production of cardiovascular devices, strategic allies of the “Instituto del Corazón en Bucaramanga”, company from Santander who run the Cardiology Department at FOSCAL International.

 

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