Revolutionary prosthetic cardiac valve implantation successfully completed in Moscow
29 Nov '12
Moscow cardiosurgeons have successfully implanted in an aortal valvular disease patient the next gen prosthetic cardiac valve developed and made in Russia, news agency RIA Novosti reports.
The unique operation on a 63-year-old woman from Russia’s Kaluga region was conducted earlier this month by specialists from Moscow’s Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery. Leo Bokeria, the director of the Center and one of international celebrities in the cardiosurgery world, is reported to have personally participated in the operation and guided his colleagues.
According to Prof. Sergei Nikonov of the Center, the innovation prosthetic valve was “conceived, developed and made in partnership with a firm from Penza in Central Russia.” He claims the valve is “the world’s most advanced at the moment.”
He said that the female patient “had lots of complications resulting from her aortal valvular disease.” But the operation went well.
The new prosthetic cardiac valve can be implanted in adult aortal valvular disease patients and, most importantly, in children with complex cardiac disorders.
“An estimated 125,000 Russians need such operations on an annual basis,” Prof. Nikonov added.