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Armando Alfaro Ramírez

Armando Alfaro Ramírez

Pediatric Cardiology

Patient Demographics: Babies, Children

"I believe in the overall health of the patient with congenital heart disease, believe in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. My passion ... arrhythmias, murmurs, preventing sudden death. My patients are my reason for being, pediatric cardiology is my tool."

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  • Hospital La CatólicaGuadalupe, Goicoechea, San José, Costa Rica
    Guadalupe Goicochea in front of the courts of Justice Building Anexo. Floor 1. Office 128.
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  • PediaClinicEscazú, San José, Costa Rica
    Avenida Escazú Shopping Center, Building 102, 2nd Floor, Offices 11-13
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Procedures (12)

Consultation
¢65000.00
Pacemaker implantation
Pediatric Echocardiogram
Stress electrocardiogram (ECG) test
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Cardiac event monitor
Fetal Echocardiogram
Transesophageal echocardiogram
Transesophageal echocardiography
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Medical conditions (6)

Abnormal heartbeat
Chest pain
Fainting
Heart murmur
Tachycardia
Coronary heart disease (CHD)
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General Info

About me

My vocation for medicine came very early in life, when my mother took me to the hospital where she worked. I always admired the ability of a professional who was able to make people feel better by listening and examining people. Once I was in highschool I knew that the sciences were my thing, which shoed perfectly with my admiration for medicine.
During my experience through this wonderful career, I discovered pure and true gratitude from children, I have never been able to stop marveling at these supernatural beings who teach us every day the value of life. Once in Pediatrics, I found in my passion in Cardiology, more specifically arrhythmias.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Paediatric Cardiology (Electrophysiology). University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine, Toronto. November 2008
  • Specialty in Pediatric Cardiology. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. February 2007
  • Specialty in Pediatrics. Universidad de Costa Rica - CENDEISSS. January 2005
  • Ph.D. in Medicine and Surgery. Universidad Ciencias Médicas (UCIMED) - Escuela de Medicina. June 1998
Fellowships
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED5548 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Positions
  • Assistant Cardiology and Electrophysiology Specialist - Costa Rica National Children's Hospital "Carlos Sáenz Herrera". San José, Costa Rica. February 2008
  • Interim position. Staff Cardiologist. Cardiology Department - Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario. London, Ontario, Canada. 2008
  • Clinical Electrophysiology Fellow - Labatt Heart Centre. Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto, Ontario. Canada. 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant Specialist Cardiology Physician. National Children's Hospital "Carlos Saenz Herrera". San Jose, Costa Rica. 2007
  • Medical assistant on call - UCI, Hospital Nacional de Niños “Carlos Sáenz Herrera”. San José, Costa Rica. 2007
Publications & Presentations
  • Alfaro, A. Gutiérrez, R. Fáerron, J. Mas, C. PDA closure with the Amplatzer Duct Occluder in Costa Rica. 4th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Buenos Aires, 2005. Poster presentation.
  • Alfaro, A, Faerron J. VDD pacing in children and adolescents, a 4-year experience in Costa Rica. Cardiology 2007. Children ́s Hospital of Philadelphia, Orlando, FL, 2007.
  • Alfaro-Ramirez, Armando. Acon-Rojas, Fabiola. Faerron-Angel, Jorge. Ulloa- Gutierrez, Rolando. Infectious Pericarditis in Costa Rican Children. IDSA 2007, San Diego, CA. Poster presentation.
  • Chiu, Christine; Huh, June; De Souza, Laura; Alfaro-Ramirez, Armando; Clegg, Robin; Fenwick, Laura; Hamilton, Robert; Kirsh, Joel; Gross, Gil; Gao, Dongsheng; Stephenson, Elizabeth. A Prospective Pediatric Clinical Trial of Digital Music Player: Do They Interfere with Pacemakers? HRS 2008, San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation.
  • Dongsheng Gao, MD. PhD., Christine Chiu-Man, MSc, Robin Clegg, MD, Armando Alfaro-Ramirez, MD, Joel A. Kirsh, MD, Elizabeth A. Stephenson, MD, Gil J. Gross, MD and Robert M. Hamilton, MD. Usefulness of Preexcitation Index (PI) to differentiate AVNRT, left, right septal accessory pathway in children. HRS 2008, San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation.
  • Chiu, Christine; Huh, June; De Souza, Laura; Alfaro-Ramirez, Armando; Clegg, Robin; Fenwick, Laura; Hamilton, Robert; Kirsh, Joel; Gross, Gil; Gao, Dongsheng; Stephenson, Elizabeth. A Prospective Pediatric Clinical Trial of Digital Music Player: Do They Interfere with Pacemakers? J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2008 Aug 06

Reviews (8)

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Armando Alfaro Ramírez
(Fri, Nov 18, 2016)

"Excelente Doctor , mi hermana había acudido a muchos cardiólogos y ninguno acertaba en cuál era su padecimiento. Asistimos a consulta con el doctor Armando he inmediatamente le llego al problema. Estaremos muy agradecidos con el eternamente."

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(Mon, Oct 17, 2016)

"Excelente atención por parte del doctor, me gustó mucho!"

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(Tue, Oct 4, 2016)

"El doctor disponible 100%, muy amable, explica muy bien y excelente ser ser humano, recibí servicio similar en ambas clínicas, más que excelente."

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(Thu, Jul 28, 2016)

"Muy profesional, riguroso, y muy paciente, a pesar que nos atendió tarde debido a una emergencia que tuvo que tomar, se tomó el tiempo para atendernos."

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(Thu, Jul 28, 2016)

"Simplemente excelente, meticuloso, cuidadoso en el examen clínico. Estamos agradecidos con el panoramo de mi hijo y con respecto a los exámenes de mi hijo."

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(Thu, Jul 28, 2016)

"El trato del doctor fue excelente, se tomó el tiempo suficiente para explicarme con detalle todo. De nota le doy un 100!!"

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(Fri, Jun 10, 2016)

"Buena experiencia el Dr Armando súper amable, lo recomendaría 1000x1000 , la vdd es q es una clínica llena de personas muy amables... Sigan asi"

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(Tue, Jan 26, 2016)

"Excelente doctor , muy profesional, y sobre todo un gran ser Humano."

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