A.M.
Costa
Rica
Fifth
news page


San José, Costa R20ica || Friday  Edition, October 20, 2017 || Vol. 17, No. 207
Calendar
Opinion
Classifieds
Real estate
Lifestyle
Food
About us


New therapy for patients with heart failure conditions

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Calderon Guardia Hospital has become the first in Central America and the Caribbean to implement low risk therapy for patients with heart failure where surgery is not an option due to its high risk.

According to Tatian Lemos, director of the medical center, the procedure called MitraChip, is one of the most innovative worldwide.

The first two patients underwent surgery in late September.

One was Gladys Montealegre, 52, who said that since the procedure, she could walk, breathe, sleep and lead a normal life

"I woke up from the surgery and it was as if I had never had breathing problems. Now I can walk, I can do things," she explained.

Eduardo Sáenz, part of the team during the surgery said this type of procedure does not replace surgery but is for patients at high risk. These people usually have symptoms such as difficulty walking and breathing.

Edgar Pérez is the other patient for whom the procedure was performed. He said that he has a better quality of life. "We won the lottery, thanks to the hands of the doctors and the care they had," he said.

The problem is called mitral regurgitation. This occurs when there is a problem with the mitral valve, which regulates blood flow from the heart. It causes an abnormal passage of blood to the lungs, which causes an increase in blood pressure and difficulty breathing.
Therapy102017.jpg
Wikipedia photo     
Installing the new heart valve is a
minimally invasive
surgery.

To be eligible for the surgery, the patient must have chronic mitral valve disease and have trouble breathing, then the Cardiopathy Commission at the hospital, can authorize the surgery.

The MitraChip is a chromium-cobalt chip that is implanted in the valve through catheters, a minimally invasive procedure.

Currently there is no waiting list for the procedure, as only a very select group of patients can opt for it.




Cambronero road is already open
Cambronero102017.jpg
MOPT photo                
The road is open in one direction and continues to be regulated by officials

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The authorities of the Transit Police will open a passing lane in the regulated sector of Cambronero.

According to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes, arrangements have been made at the site, which will allow traffic for all types of vehicles, including freight.

Germán Valverde, minister of MOPT, explained that during the process, the axis of the road was changed to generate a stable passage away from the sinking area.


The work also contemplate channeling water so that greater instability problems are prevented.

Also, the MOPT performs geotechnical studies to define the type of definitive intervention that it will apply to replenish lost material in Cambronero as a result of Tropical Storm Nate.

Valverde explained that the equipment and personnel working on the alternate passage of Cambronero will now be moved towards San Ramon where other damages in the route will be addressed.


Want to read more? Check out these books listed below!
Brodell
                Book
Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot

By the staff and contributors at A.M. Costa Rica
 (editor)A.M. Costa Rica celebrates its 16th anniversary with a compilation of classic news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise. Each seeks to tell something new or original about the vacation and retirement mecca.  
Read a sample and purchase the book HERE!
Trapped in
                Damas Cave
Trapped In The Damas Cave, Costa Rica

A true story by author Dusty Pilot, who lived in Costa Rica for 11 years. Dusty tells his horrifying story of being trapped in the Damas Cave, near Quepos, for 26 hours. The book is available from Amazon in both digital and print format. Digital format will be on sale for $2.99. Visit Amazon.com to preview or purchase, or DustyPilot.com/cave.html More information Contact Dusty Pilot Email: dusty@dustypilot.com  US phone: 001 440 796-4105




Trouble
                with Cash

The Trouble with Cash
By John H Paterson

Greg and Liz must sell their property in Costa Rica to finance their retirement. They receive an offer for their full asking price of $1 million, but it comes with one condition...the payment is to be in cash. They go for it. Things go wrong. The money is stolen.The local police are no help so Greg devises his own plan to get their money back.  Review or buy the book on Amazon ON SALE FOR $0.99
 Click Here  Email:  j.paterson@riomagnolia.com 
Phone: (506) 8868-5561
 Watch book trailer here:
New World Meditation
New World Meditation: Focusing-Mindfulness-Healing-Awakening
By Lucinda Gray PhD

You will be Free to Live, Love, Work and Play in the Full Creative Expression of Your Authentic Self. New World Meditation is easy to learn, easy to practice, and profoundly transformational.  More information HERE!


Money, Flowers and More

MAKE GIFTS FROM DOLLARS OR COLONES

Running out of gift ideas? Author Dusty Pilot has just released easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for turning bills (dollars or colones) of any denomination into unique gifts such as flowers: roses, daffodils, daisies and poinsettias; shirts and blouses, and birds with flapping wings. In Time For The Holiday -- Give Unique Gifts Of Dollars or Colones."
It will be available at the discounted price of $0.99 until Dec. 25.. It is available at all major online book stores. Preview or purchase at Amazon.com, or visit https://www.dustypilot.com/holiday-money.html  For more information Contact Dusty Pilot: Email dusty@dustypilot.com. Phone 001 440 796-4105
Life is a Tropical Garden

    Life is a Tropical Garden By Victoria Torley 
    A quirky look at gardening in the tropics. What happens when a "Northern" gardener moves to Costa Rica? You have no idea….  Email: victoriatorley1@gmail.com
Order this book here:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1522005986/ref=rdr_ext_tmb


Brodell book 2
The Dark Side of Pura Vida: Murder, Betrayal, Abduction and Revenge in the Vacation Paradise

By James J. Brodell. Retired baseball player Jack Patterson becomes suspicious after his younger sister dies in a Pacific Ocean rip tide while on vacation in Costa Rica. Jack has to go there to find answers to troubling questions. But soon he is hijacked by a gang of avengers led by an icy Costa Rican-American woman who carries twin pistols strapped to her chest. Jack soon helps uncover a web of corruption and greed . Read a sample and purchase the book HERE!
HowardBook

Guide to Costa Rican Spanish
(English and Spanish Edition)

This one-of-a-kind best-selling Costa Rica Spanish phrasebook will help anyone including older retirees master the basics of using Costa Rican Spanish in real-life situations. Retirees, expats and tourists will get the most of of Costa Rica, be able to communicate effectively with Costa Ricans and understand the local culture. A practical pronunciation will help you sound a like a native Spanish speaker.  The book is now available for sale on Amazon click here





Costa Rican News
AMCostaRicaArchives.com
Retire NOW in Costa Rica
CostaRicaReport.com
Fine Dining in Costa Rica
The CAFTA Report
Fish fabulous Costa Rica




Page 1 is HERE!   Page 2 is HERE!  
Page 3 is  HERE! 
Page 4 is HERE! 
Page 6 is HERE!  
Page 7 is HERE!
Sports page is  HERE!      Opinion is HERE!  
Classifieds are HERE!        Plus useful links


Next
Page

Calendar is
here!

Food
Lifestyle

Sports
Calendar
Opinion
Classifieds
Real Estate
Lifestyle
Food
About us
What we published this week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Earlier
The contents of this Web site are copyrighted by Consultantes Río Colorado S.A. 2017 and may not be reproduced anywhere without permission.
Abstracts and fair use are permitted.  Check HERE for details