We congratulate our Czech colleagues for achieving excellent results in treating heart pathology and express our sincere gratitude for their willingness to share their experiences with Ukrainian doctors.
A complex and lengthy operation, lasting about 10 hours, took place in Lviv in cooperation with the teams of the Heart Institute and Lviv colleagues of the Saint Panteleimon Hospital, the First Medical Association of Lviv, and gave a chance for a new life to 38-year-old Nina from the Kyiv region.
The implementation of the scientific program became possible thanks to the efforts of the department heads, leading specialists of the Heart Institute, and departments of the Shupyk National University of Health Care of Ukraine.
Under the slogan “Raising the bar,” the attendees were presented with the latest technologies in cardio- and thoracic surgery, master classes shared by leading specialists from around the world.
The patient was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her breast, which required surgical treatment. But preoperative diagnostics revealed another unpleasant “surprise” – a heart disease: arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy with severe mitral valve insufficiency.
Representing the Heart Institute and all of Ukraine in the international medical arena, Prof. Borys Todurov received an award for the best report.
In general, the conference reflected the implementation of several priority areas of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology in the work of the Heart Institute – one of the leading cardiac surgical and cardiology centers of Ukraine.
The 25th successful heart transplant for this year took place in cooperation with our colleagues from the Poltava Regional Hospital named after Sklifosovsky. This time, our team saved as many as four lives.
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” – Woodrow Wilson.
On August 30, a remarkable event united the country’s cardiac surgeons – a meeting with our compatriot, Serguei Melnitchouk, a cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA).
Today, a solemn press conference, “Life goes on,” was held, dedicated to the first child-to-child heart transplant in Ukraine, to draw public attention to the achievements of Ukrainian medicine and the importance of the culture of donation.