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 Welcome to our Medical Tourism Portal

Welcome to Medical Tourism portal of the Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Founded in 1992, it was established parting from the premise that the services would be directed not only to serve the population in Puerto Rico, but also the Caribbean. Currently it serves patients from the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.
We have a team of professionals committed to the patients. Our medical faculty is integrated by prominent cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who are US Board Certified. They are supported by an array of specialists in other areas of medicine; corresponding to the particular condition of each patient.
In our institution we are equipped to receive your visit. We have specialized personnel who will be working with you. The Patient Service Coordinator will help you get all the information needed for your visit, including your hotel accommodations at the Howard Johnson located on the fourth floor of our facilities; or at any hotel of your preference.  Additionally, the coordinator will inform you of all the requirements needed for the trip.

This valuable resource will facilitate your contact to the best specialists in the cardiovascular area, will coordinate your appointments and assist you with your treatment plan.
Upon your return home, the Patient Service Coordinator and Patient Educator will help you with any concerns regarding the procedure in order to ensure quality service.
Puerto Rico is a beautiful island that we are certain you will enjoy. Just contact us and we will help improve your quality of life.

 

The Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean is the only institution in Puerto Rico that specializes in the prevention, treatment, and cardiovascular surgery for adult and pediatric conditions. In addition, this institution has the only Pediatric Cardiovascular Clinic that counts with a unique Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. The Center was founded in 1992 with the commitment to provide the highest quality of healthcare services.

We are one of its kind in offering heart transplant in Puerto Rico. The Center is among a select group of renowned and prestigious hospitals of the American nation that performs heart transplants. Patients from Puerto Rico as well as from other countries, diagnosed with congestive heart failure, have the option to be treated in our country (UNOS restrictions apply). Our Heart Transplant Program is recognized among the top three in the United States, with the lowest time of ischemia to the recovered organ and waiting period for patients. It is the only Heart Transplant Program outside the United States associated with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

The Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Organizations and by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

 Vision

To be recognized as the leading institution in state-of-the-art cardiovascular services, keeping us at the forefront of technology and new treatments inside and outside of Puerto Rico. Provide the best service to patients who visit us from abroad. Ensuring the safety and quality of services and superior health care. Ensure compliance with all standards that require the Medical Tourism Association and all entities that accredit us. Continue to be recognized in the Caribbean, Central America, United States, and anywhere in the world as the finest and safest alternative in cardiovascular procedures.

 Mission

Deliver health-care services with the utmost quality through the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular conditions. Provide patients abroad quality service at a reasonable price with access to excellent professionals; and with the latest cardiovascular technology.  Offer personalized service from the inception of the call from the patient from their country of origin, during their stay in our institution, and subsequently when they return home following their discharge.

 RESOURCES WHICH BENEFIT OUR PEOPLE

The Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, offer the following services:
Diagnostic and Treatments Facilities:

  • Ambulatory cardiovascular clinics for pediatric and adult patients
  • Six (6) Cardiac Catheterization Suites
  • Non-invasive Cardiovascular Laboratory
  • Nuclear Medicine Laboratory
  • Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory
  • Six(6) Cardiovascular Surgical Suites, one is a Hybrid Operating Room for endovascular procedures
  • Coronary and Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Units (Pediatric and Adult)
  • Acute and Intermediate Care Units
  • Clinical and Pathology Laboratory
  • Images Center (Diagnostic and Interventional )(CTSCAN​)
  • Specialized Cardiovascular Emergency Room for Adults (24 hours)

Surgical Interventions

  • Coronary by-pass surgery
  • Off-pump coronary by-pass surgery
  • Cardiac valve replacement and repair
  • Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects (pediatric and adult patients)
  • Surgery for Diseases of the Aorta and its branches
  • Peripheral vascular surgery
  • Pacemaker insertions for the treatment of heart block and cardiac arrhythmias
  • Medical Devices-Lead Management
  • Heart Transplant (adult and pediatric patients)

Invasive Procedures

  • Coronary Arteriography
  • Peripheral and cerebrovascular arteriography  with stents implantation
  • Cardiac catheterization, adult and pediatric patients
  • Coronary and peripheral vascular angioplasties
  • Carotid stenting
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Rotational Atheratomy  (Rotablator)
  • Electrophysiological studies for cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cryoablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Implantation of automatic defibrillators (AICD)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Repair
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy for Congestive Heart Failure
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Interaction
  • Percutaneous treatment of Congenital Heart Defects
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR)

Non-Invasive Procedures

  • Transthoracic and Transesophageal  Echocardiography
  • Head-up- Tilt Testing
  • Treadmill  exercise test
  • Ambulatory (Holter) electrocardiographic recordings
  • Electrical Cardioversion
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Perfusion Imaging for the diagnosis of coronary Artery Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology evaluation of cardiac function

 SPECIAL SERVICES FOR FOREIGNERS

We Want Your Trip To Improve Quality Of Life To Be a Pleasant Experience
For patients who do not have health insurance, we have individualized special offers based on your medical condition and the procedure you are being intervened for.

  • For patients who do not have health insurance, we have individualized
    special offers based on your medical condition and the procedure you are being intervened for.
  • Facilitate the coordination of your flight, ground transportation and hotels
  • Discount rate at the Howard Johnson Hotel located on the 4th floor in our facility.
  • Hospital suite rooms available
  • Free personal care kit
  • Free daily newspaper
  • Special menu for the patient and his companion
  • Cable TV service in the room (cnn,fox,etc.)
  • WIFI available in the room
  • Discounts in some of outpatient services (call for details)
  • We provide information about Puerto Rico and the different
    alternatives for tourist activities
  • Information and Guidance Center with bilingual staff (English / Spanish) seven days a week
  • Free ground transportation from the airport to the Cardiovascular Center.

 Important Links

 Physical Address

Americo Miranda
Centro Medico de Rio Piedras
San Juan, 00936 PR

 Location

 Contac Us

Medical Tourism and Public Relations Office
787-754-8500 ext. 1144 (Lillian Camacho)
email lcamacho@cardiovascular.pr.gov
Patients Services Office
787-754-8500 ext. 3061 (Ariel Pagán)
email apagan@cardiovascular.pr.gov

Medical Director Office

787-754-8500 ext. 3017 (Dr. Juan Carlos Sotomonte Ariza)
email direccionmedica@cardiovascular.pr.gov