Considering the elevated risks of repeated intervention, a choice towards transcatheter “valve in valve” implantation was made. The intervention was performed with 3D echocardiography assistance by transapical approach, 24,5 MyVal (Meril) valve was implanted and the end result was good.
Mattia and his twin sister were born prematurely, at 25 weeks, with extremely low body weight, only 600 grams, and also with a congenital heart defect.
Despite the war, we do everything possible to give our patients a new life. Tonight, a transplant took place at the Heart Institute – 20-year-old Sofia from the Donetsk region received her new heart after a whole year of waiting.
We are glad to be able to keep the medical front strong.
A patient from Rivne with a diagnosis of polycystic disease with damage to the kidneys and liver underwent remedial nephrectomy – one of the stages of preparing patients with polycystic kidney disease for transplantation.
Prof. Borys Todurov and the team of the Heart Institute operated on a Ukrainian soldier with a bullet wound to the lung. Since the 1st day of the war, the Heart Institute has provided 24/7 assistance to patients with heart, lung, and vascular injuries.
For Elena from the Rivne region, the long-awaited pregnancy was a joy, but at the 31st week of pregnancy, the doctors of the Rivne regional perinatal center were forced to perform an emergency cesarean section, as the child’s life was under a threat.
Usually, we perceive a “parent-child” couple as parents and small children, but in fact, at any age, parents are ready for anything for the sake of the salvation and happiness of their children.
Victor’s father, without thinking twice, gave a kidney to his son, having made an instant decision when it became clear that it was needed here and now.
Thursday and Friday this week at the Heart Institute turned out to be very fruitful – two heart transplants were successfully performed by Gavrylo Kovtun and a team of doctors of the Heart Institute. Two women received new hearts – a 53-year-old patient from Kyiv and a 48-year-old patient from Zaporizhzhia.
Transplantation is life-saving! And saving lives is the mission of doctors all day and night, regardless of weekends. On Saturday, our team performed transplantation of hearts and kidneys in Lutsk – in the organ transplantation department of the Volyn Regional Clinical Hospital together with colleagues of this institution.
Necessary dressings and consumables, hygiene products, baby food, diapers for small and adult patients, and other necessary things are very relevant because at the Heart Institute they currently treat not only ordinary patients but also rescue military personnel who are brought in with serious injuries directly from the front line.