Mini Mechanical Heart Implantation at the Heart Institute
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.
A 39-year-old patient on a “waiting list” was in critical condition and could not wait for a transplant. Now he has a chance.
For the Institute, this was a unique operation, because it did not involve proctors (the manufacturer’s representatives), as usual in case the implantation of a mechanical heart.
The operation itself was performed exclusively with the help of specialists from the Heart Institute: Borys Todurov, Gavrylo Kovtun, Maxim Taranov, Anton Shpachuk, Natalia Kopylchuk, Mykola Honcharenko, Oleksandr Druzhyna. The mechanical heart was assembled by cardiac surgeon Andriy Patola.