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HIC: pioneer in cardiovascular health and artificial heart implantation

HIC has established itself as a global leader in cardiovascular health, recognized for its performance in innovative procedures such as artificial heart implantation. Also known as a ventricular assist device (VAD), this medical advancement is designed to assist heart function in individuals whose hearts struggle to pump blood efficiently. This procedure is carried out in situations where the vital organ is weakened due to heart disease, advanced heart failure, or other serious conditions.

HIC performs, for the first time in Latin America, a novel procedure to address a congenital heart defect in a newborn baby.

Dubis María Reyes Feria arrived from Sincelejo at the HIC - Cardiovascular Institute in Bucaramanga with a discouraging diagnosis and no hope of life for her baby. This marked the beginning of Samuel David's journey, the protagonist of the first endovascular procedure with a double intention performed in Latin America. The procedure started as the initial approach to address a complex congenital heart defect, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in a low-birth-weight newborn.

Medical innovation in Santander: the HIC transforms the treatment of joint injuries

Orthopedic medicine in Santander has experienced significant progress with the introduction of the 4K arthroscopy tower at the Hospital Internacional de Colombia (HIC). This milestone represents a step forward in the region, allowing specialists to offer patients state-of-the-art care in the evaluation and management of sports injuries and degenerative joint diseases.

HIC Launches Robotic Era in Orthopedic Surgery

The Hospital Internacional de Colombia (HIC) announces the incorporation of state-of-the-art robotic technology in orthopedic surgery. This revolutionary change enables highly personalized interventions, providing benefits such as early rehabilitation, efficiency in surgical time, reduction of postoperative pain, and an experience tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

The Hospital Internacional de Colombia performed the first fetal aortic valve surgery in Colombia.

In an unexpected intervention, the Cardiovascular Institute of HIC successfully performed the first cardiac surgery on a 32-week-old fetus with a complex congenital heart disease: severe aortic stenosis. This procedure provided a new opportunity for life to the 20-year-old mother and her future son, Angel Mateo, for whom the prognosis was discouraging, and the operation presented a challenge.