On December 2, 2023, the Heart Institute and the Shupyk National Healthcare University conducted a 5-hour intramural professional school “Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases”. It was attended by 25 cardiologists from various healthcare institutions in Kyiv and the region, who, on the eve of the event, had the opportunity to directly familiarize themselves with the work of the departments of the Heart Institute. The school was registered by the Testing Center at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine as an event for the continuous professional development of doctors.
The school program included teaching aspects of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Special attention was drawn to master classes on ultrasound examination of blood vessels as a screening method (I. Shkurat) and management of patients with arterial hypertension and additional risk factors (L. Tkachenko) based on clinical examples. The latest concepts of prevention of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, which gave impetus to the revision of the relevant classifications, were presented in the reports of O. Onyshchenko and Prof. Oleg Zharinov. In addition, the possibilities of primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death with the help of automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillators were shown in detail (Oleksandr Hrytsai). A separate module of the school dealt with echocardiographic diagnosis of aortic heart defects and endovascular aortic valve implantation (Natalia Ponich, Andrii Khokhlov).
Development of such an interesting and at the same time compact program of the school became possible thanks to the involvement of heads of departments, leading specialists of the Heart Institute and departments of the Shupyk National Healthcare University. The attendees highly appreciated the scientific content of the school, as well as the specially prepared original testing program, which became an important element for acquiring knowledge.