Congratulations to Director of the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Professor, Cardiac Surgeon Borys Todurov on the occasion of the award with the Diploma of the Parliament of Ukraine “For special services to the Ukrainian people”!
On July 6, 2020, for the first time in Ukraine at the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the clinic specialists implanted a balloon-expandable prosthesis of the aortic valve to a patient with severe aortic stenosis. This type of prosthesis has not been available for implantation in Ukraine until now.
This is the third transplantation in Ukraine in six months. On July 3, 2020, the transplantation was performed by the team of the Heart Institute, Kyiv, headed by Director of the Institute Prof. Borys Todurov. Many thanks to Lviv colleagues led by Oleg Samchuk (Lviv Clinical Ambulance Hospital).
June 11, 2020, another patient was rescued with a mechanical heart at the Heart Institute. A 39-year-old patient from the “waiting list” Andriy Shkolny was in a very serious condition and could not wait for a transplant. Now he has a chance.
June 9, 2020, despite the ongoing pandemic, specialists of the children’s department of the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine continue saving lives and fight for the health of children with congenital heart defects. The infant was admitted to the ward at the age of 12 days, weighing only 3.2 kg with a diagnosis of Hemitruncus Arteriosus.
On June 6, 2020, a surgery to remove acute thrombosis from the common iliac vein was performed at the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. With this disease, the patient can very quickly be at risk of massive pulmonary embolism.
On May 21, 2020, the mini mechanical Heart Medtronic Heart Ware 3 was implanted at the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. This model is being implanted in the clinic for the third time. For the Institute, this was a unique operation, because it did not involve proctors (the manufacturer’s representatives).
For the First Time in Ukraine, Thoracic Aortic Arthroplasty with a Stent-Graft was Performed in a Child
It is not the first time that doctors of the Heart Institute together with colleagues from Kovel Regional Hospital save the patient’s heart through joint efforts in Kovel. This time a 16-year-old boy with a rupture of the thoracic aorta is the patient.
On May 14, 2020, the aortic arthroplasty of a giant aneurysm of the thoracic aorta was performed by the head of the Department of Angiography and Endovascular Surgery Andriy Khokhlov with a team of doctors – Oleg Zelenchuk, Maria Slyubyk, Kostyantyn Boiko. The patient feels well after the surgery.
The planned implantation of a mechanical heart was actually postponed due to the inability to come for foreign specialists. Time is running out, the quarantine is extended, but Yevgen’s heart cannot wait …