UKRAINIAN cardiac surgeons were successful in 'Tirone David 1'


Ukrainian cardiac surgeons debuted in performing two unique operations to remove an aneurysm of the ascending aorta (so-called Tirone David 1). The procedure conducted at Kyiv Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine was participated by a leading American cardiac surgeon Dr.Alan Stewart. Both operations were done successfully. For conducting free сomplex surgeries Dr.Stewart brought cardiac prostheses with himself.

Allan S. Stewart, MD is Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of the Valve Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital, a member of American Association for Thoracic Surgery. As an experienced cardiac surgeon, Dr. Stewart has performed more than 2,000 combined elective and emergency procedures in his career, including 1,000 heart valve operations. He specializes in the treatment of aortic valve disease through surgical aortic valve repair, aortic reconstruction, aortic valve-sparing surgery, aortic root replacement, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic dissection, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and mechanical aortic valve replacement.

'The main task for us now is to train skills and conduct 2-3 joint surgeries with Prof. Stewart. We have agreed about it', Borys Todurov, Director of Kyiv Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, says.

At present time only 2-3 clinics in Europe can conduct the similar operations. After the successful debut the ranks were joined by Kyiv Heart Institute.

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