Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014

Major progress for Curacao Health care with new “Cath lab”

Cath labWILLEMSTAD – Starting tomorrow patients can also undergo cardiac catheterization and angioplasty here in Curacao. Heart patients were sent to Colombia and Miami for this kind of treatment. Heart Specialist Sam de la Fuente treats the first patients this week.

He expects that the so-called 'Cath lab' will soon grow in Curacao and neighboring countries.


"The threshold is very high to send patients abroad for treatment. The costs are very high and there is not just one place for treatment. Therefore we treat patients with medication often too long without really tackling the problem,” De la Fuente indicated.

The image is not the actual Cath Lab in Curacao

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