The first heart transplantation surgeries will be conducted in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in 2016, as the regional government reported to REGNUM IA.
Now the experts of the “specialized cardiac hospital” are undergoing the necessary training, and the medical institution itself receives a license to conduct heart transplantation surgeries.
Cardiac centre is going to be one of the few institutions in the country where such surgeries are conducted. The number of high-tech heart surgeries in the cardiac centre has increased 3.8 times over the past 10 years. At the end of 2014 it amounted to 2,420 operations. In 2015 the cardiac centre aims to conduct more than 3,200 high-tech cardiac surgeries. Infants and children before 1 year old with complicated congenital heart diseases undergo surgeries in Nizhny Novgorod beginning from 2015. Previously such children were sent for surgery to federal cardiac surgery centres.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina