Today in Philippine History, February 14, 1975, the Philippine Heart Center for Asia was inaugurated

Monday February 13, 2012 ()

On February 14, 1975, the Philippine Heart Center for Asia in Quezon City was inaugurated. It was established through a Presidential Decree issued by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

Now known as Philippine Heart Center, it is a hospital and research center with the most modern facilities for heart and related diseases in the country.

Philippine Heart Center
(Facade of the Philippine Heart Center)

Its first director was Dr. Avenilo P. Aventura, who had performed many pioneering operations in the Philippines, including the first successful renal transplantation in 1970.

At present, the Heart Center continues to bring renewed hope not just to Filipinos but to the people of the Asia-Pacific region as well as other countries who look to this medical facility as a well-spring of a healthier and longer life.

It has gained a reputation as one the busiest Congenital Heart Surgery centers in the region where patients travel to the Philippines and receive quality service at reasonable prices.

Reference: Philippine News Agency archives
Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons


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