On October 26, 2022, the eighth annual registered scientific and educational online conference, “Current Issues of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery,” was held on the basis of the Heart Institute. It was organized with the active participation of the Departments of Functional Diagnostics and Cardiac Surgery, X-ray Endovascular and Extracorporeal Technologies of the L. Shupyk National University of Health of Ukraine. The forum’s purpose was to acquaint doctors of various specialties with innovations in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology, methods of functional diagnostics and treatment of cardiac diseases introduced into clinical practice during the last year. The conference’s moderator was the head of the Department of Functional Diagnostics, Prof. Oleg Zharinov.
The topics of the conference covered the latest aspects of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology, in particular, heart transplantation and devices for mechanical support of blood circulation in patients with terminal heart failure (G. Kovtun), transcatheter treatment of aortic valve defects (A. Khokhlov), hybrid treatment of aneurysms of the thoracic aorta ( O. Zelenchuk), recently published randomized studies in the field of cardiac surgery (V. Demyanchuk), screening and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (O. Zharinov), European recommendations for cardio-oncology (L. Tkachenko).
As part of the conference, reports were made by young specialists of the Heart Institute, who are postgraduate students at the departments of the Shupyk National Institute of Health of Ukraine. In particular, A. Shkandala spoke about the state of the problem of endovascular prosthetics of the thoracic aorta, M. Stan – about the possibilities of researching the fractional reserve of blood flow in stable coronary heart disease and acute coronary syndromes, Ya. Skibchyk – about the management of patients with long-term attacks of atrial fibrillation.
In general, the conference reflected the implementation of several priority areas of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology in the work of the Heart Institute – one of the leading cardiac surgical and cardiology centers in Ukraine. It testifies to the preservation of a high standard of scientific research and continuous professional development of doctors at the departments of the National University of Health of Ukraine who work based on the Heart Institute.