Brazil is not only known for the glorious sport of football . In the medical field they are among the leaders in cardiac surgery .When cardiac surgery was at it’s infancy even in USA and Europe , one man showed the ultimate determination to take cardiac surgery to the virtually unexplored region of south America in the 1940s and 1950. He is the pioneer of cardiac surgery for the entire continent.
Picture courtesy . Annals of thoracic surgery .
He is the founder of INCOR . Now , Zerbini foundation is carrying the legacy of this man. He has trained so many cardiac surgeons that makes Brazil one of the hot destination for hi tech cardiac surgery .Recently the foundation sponsored the landmark study called MASS 2 which compared medical, survival and interventional forms of treatment.