Havana, Cuba.- The International Symposium on Sudden Cardiovascular Death, started on Tuesday in Havana, should give a lot of information to continue learning about the reality of Latin America and the Caribbean, Peruvian physician Jonathan Quispe said.

I studied at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, and I am very satisfied with the training I received in this educational institution, said Quispe, a specialist at the Daniel Alcides Carrion Hospital in Callao, Lima.

According to the expert in cardiology, the celebration of these events are very interesting for him, because ‘I was part of that organization while I was in Cuba’, he said.

Normally, underdeveloped countries lack the major and necessary technology, and -for that- the survival rate decreases, he added.

Questioned about the preparation of human resources, he responded that there are major campaigns in education to know how to proceed when a sudden death occurs.

Although we know that 30 percent of these sudden deaths occur outside the presence of witnesses, those when other people are present, it is necessary that people are trained to reduce mortality, the specialist said.

Quispe is part of the international delegation attending as of Tuesday the First International Symposium on Sudden Cardiovascular Death, under the slogan ‘Facing sudden death: we are all 1’, at the Barcelo Solimar Hotel, in Varadero.

The meeting, chaired by Luis Alberto Ochoa Montes, will be held until November 16 in parallel with the 3rd National Symposium and the 2nd Ibero-American Convention of the specialty.