Rescued with Mechanical Heart, Patient Goes Home

June, 11, 2020

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.
Borys Todurov, director of the Heart Institute, commented on the event: “Despite all the difficulties in the country, the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine is developing new technologies in the treatment of heart failure. The staff of the Institute is constantly introducing new methods of treatment of critically ill patients. ”

The photo on the left: Andriy with his rescuers – Borys Todurov, Director of the Heart Institute and Gavrylo Kovtun, Head of the Department of Myocardial Pathology and Organ Transplantation.

The photo in the center and on the left: Andriy with his father and cardiologist Anna Melnyk

This remarkable transplantation was performed not long after  May 21, 2020, the Director of the Institute Borys Todurov and a team of the Institutes specialists implanted a mini mechanical heart Medtronic Heart Ware 3. This model was implanted for the third time at the Institute.