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Specialists of the Vishnevsky Central Military Clinical Hospital (CVKH) performed the first operation on the aortic heart valve using the “artificial heart” technology.

The operation was performed by a team of cardiac surgeons led by the head of the hospital’s cardiac surgery center, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Alexander Lishchuk.

The head of the hospital, Major General of the Medical Service Alexander Yesipov, notes that “the military doctors of the Vishnevsky hospital conduct up to five thousand heart surgeries annually.”

“Today’s operation is a kind of preamble to heart transplantation. Our specialists performed a unique operation using various innovative techniques, ”said Alexander Esipov.

Professor Rainer Günter Lech, director of the clinic for cardiac and vascular surgery at the University Hospital of Würzburg (Bavaria, Germany), who was present at the operation, said: “We saw an excellent operation with a good technical result. We really liked the hybrid operating room of the hospital with its state-of-the-art equipment. Unfortunately, we do not have such a set of equipment in one complex at once ”.

The head of the hospital’s cardiac surgery center, Alexander Lishchuk, notes that his colleagues perform more than 1,500 open-heart surgeries a year, over 1,000 interventions for cardiac arrhythmias. “In addition, our specialists perform about two thousand endovascular interventions on the heart. Sometimes the number of interventions performed can reach up to 20 operations per day, ”said Alexander Lishchuk.

The unique operation was carried out within the framework of the scientific and practical conference with foreign participation “Surgical methods of treating heart failure and minimally invasive approaches in cardiac surgery”, which started today on the basis of the hospital.

The conference is attended by Russian and foreign specialists and scientists in the field of the latest technologies for treating the heart, in particular, using an artificial (mechanical) heart. Leading specialists of the University Hospital of Würzburg (Bavaria, Germany) will share their experience.

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