Doctors in Crimea for the first time performed transcatheter implantation of the aortic valve heart – transcatheter aortic valve implantation. This was reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
The cardiovascular surgeon of the Crimean hospital Gattas Rizk and his colleague from St. Petersburg General Hospital No. 2 Yevgeny Shloydo took part in the operation. The patient was an 84-year-old resident of the republic.
“If he were younger, it would be possible to do a classic valve replacement surgery – open with artificial circulation, cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest. But they took into account the patient's age, as well as being overweight – this is the second risk factor for classic open-heart surgery, “Rizk said.
According to him, the minimally invasive operation lasted less than an hour and was successful.
As noted, previously, Crimean residents in need of such operations had to seek medical help in other regions of Russia. Now they can be operated on in local medical institutions. This operation is free of charge for patients.