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Ukrainian Cardiac Surgery School is now in Uzbekistan

February 26, 2021
From February 18 to 25, 2021, a team of doctors from the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine led by Prof. Borys Todurov shared their experience in Uzbekistan at the invitation of colleagues from the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Cardiology in Samarkand.
The trip was very intense, rich and bright.

Unique Patient with Donor Heart Visited the Heart Institute

February 23, 2021
A year ago, for the first time in 15 long breaks, a heart transplant was performed from a posthumous donor. Vasyl Mihovka, a 56-year-old Ukrainian from Transcarpathia, underwent surgery. It was an important day – a new history of Ukrainian cardiac transplantation began.

Third Heart Transplant at the Heart Institute

February 18, 2021
The whole team of the Heart Institute is excited – another heart transplant took place tonight, which was flawlessly performed by the team headed by Gavril Kovtun, Head of the Human Organ and Tissue Transplant Department of the Heart Institute.

Visit of Specialists of the Heart Institute to Ivano-Frankivsk Region

Februrary 18, 2021
Specialists of the Heart Institute – pediatric cardiorheumatologist, ultrasound specialist Tetyana Bilyk and cardiac surgeon Andriy Markovets visited cities of Kolomyia and Kosiv in Ivano-Frankivsk region on February 17 and 18. During the visit, our doctors consulted about 100 adult patients and children.

Specialists of the Heart Institute Performed Heart Surgery on Children in Kherson

February 12, 2021
In Kherson, doctors of the Heart Institute performed heart surgery on three children: a 2-month-old infant and children aged 13 and 6.

New Year of Transplants Started in Ukraine

February 10, 2021
We thank everyone involved in the history of Ukrainian transplantology and wish more healthy hearts beat in the chests of Ukrainians this year.

Mechanical Heart Saved Patient’s Life

January 26, 2021
The surgery was complicated. The mechanical heart was not sutured to the normal myocardium: the patient had a thinned and not sufficiently dense aneurysm, so first a tricuspid valve plastic surgery and resection of a giant postinfarction left ventricular aneurysm were performed, and then a mechanical heart was sutured to the remains of the aneurysm.

First time in Ukraine – Endovascular Implantation of the Latest Generation o Aortic Valve Evolut Pro

20-01-2021
A 78-year-old patient underwent septal alcohol ablation of an obstructive form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy last year, and after a reduction in the gradient, TAVI procedure was performed in safer conditions (to avoid suicide ventricle syndrome). The patient was discharged home in good condition.

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Scimitar Syndrome – New Approach to Treating Unique Disease in the Heart Institute

January 11, 2021
With this operation, the specialists of the Heart Institute continue to introduce cosmetic accesses in patients with congenital heart defects. The method has significant advantages: it reduces the risk of complications, shortens the rehabilitation period, and in the long run, the results of the cosmetic intervention are much more effective.

Results of 2020

December 31, 2020
It was a difficult year, but we survived it with dignity. Hundreds of patients treated with Covid-19, thousands operated this year, we performed 9 out of 10 transplants made in Ukraine, implanted a pacemaker in a pregnant patient, the weight of our youngest patient was 900 g, and the age of our oldest patient was 101 years.

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