Archivos de cardiología de México
versão impressa ISSN 1405-9940
FUSTER, Valentín. Science, health and education: a priority and a model. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2010, vol.80, n.4, pp. 261-271. ISSN 1405-9940.
Myocardial infarction and brain infarction are personally dramatic events. However, these cardiovascular events are also globally dramatic not just for being the first cause of death all over the world. In addition, their prevalence is increasing and the high economic cost of treatment -technological and pharmacological- is already inaccessible in many regions of the world. In light of the above, we have established an international foundation under the priority concept "Science, Health and Education" (SHE). This Foundation is based on a new Spanish research and funding model, the "National Cardiovascular Research Center" (CNIC). The research aspect is geared towards promoting cardiovascular health and disease management both individually and among the population. Funding is public and private, excluding the pharmaceutical industry, which thus prevents conflicts of interest. In the cardiovascular setting, the entity SHE as conceptual priority, and the CNIC as scientific basis or model can be pilot or applicable to other health and disease issues in general.
Palavras-chave : Myocardial infarction; Stroke; Science; health; Mexico.