The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department is one of the new divisions opened in the summer at the National Center of Medicine. For five months of work, 106 little patients have been treated here, 46 of them have been operated on. Recall that in previous years, the children of the republic received partial cardiac surgery at the department of the Clinical Center, which was not entirely convenient due to mixing with the flow of adult patients and the heavy workload on the staff of the institution. The issue was resolved by the opening of a new high-tech department of pediatric cardiac surgery on the basis of the Pediatric Center of the NCM. It was headed by Oleg Konstantinov. The staff of the young unit was replenished with young, progressive cardiac surgeons and anesthesiologists, as well as the faithful profession of a nurse and their assistant.
“For five months we have treated 106 children. Of these, 46 were operated, 8 patients were operated on for emergency indications. Most of the interventions are high-tech medical care. There are also newborns among the rescued patients, - said Oleg Konstantinov. At the moment, my colleagues and I are doing an internship at the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Children's Clinical Hospital 1 in St. Petersburg. Upon returning to the improved department, we will begin to save more children and we hope that all high-tech cardiac surgery on the heart and large vessels of children will be 100% performed in our department."
The department is now expanding by creating its own children's intensive care unit, said Valentina Savvina, deputy chief physician of GAU RB 1 NTSM. For the period of reconstruction, the team of the department was sent for an internship at a leading clinic in St. Petersburg.
“We young professionals enjoy working in the new high-tech department. In St. Petersburg, we go to operations, exchange experiences, meet famous doctors. For example, we are going to meet with Dmitry Kupatadze, Professor of Vascular Surgery, President of the Association of Pediatric Angiologists and Vascular Surgeons of St. Petersburg,”noted cardiac surgeon Nikolai Pavlov.
Yakut professionals will return to their homeland at the end of December. New opportunities - modern ventilators and skills acquired during the internship - will expand the range of high-tech medical care provided to children in the field of cardiac surgery.