Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Every year in Ukraine, more than 4,000 children are born with congenital malformations of the cardiovascular system. Many of them required medical attention in the very first days of life. In Kiev Scientific-Practical Medical Center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, these "freaks of nature" reclaim the best Ukrainian specialists. And today it is the only institution where young patients can provide this assistance free of charge. His eyes look at the work center off ForUm.

Clinical psychologist at the scientific and practical medical center pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery Anastasia Kasyanov gives us a small tour.

It turns out that the building on the street Chornovil, which are engaged in the noble cause of saving children’s lives, traces its history back to January 30, 1904. It was then opened the first hospital in Kiev free for low-income residents, which was called "Free Tsarevich Nicholas Hospital for unskilled workers." Reception clinic was located in the main building (now here’s Hospital "Okhmatdyt").

The founder and organizer of the hospital was Nicholas Tereshchenko — the head of the legendary family of merchants, industrialists and philanthropists, the motto of life which was to serve for the good of the Motherland and the pursuit of the common good. During the first ten years of existence, the hospital admitted and treated in the therapeutic, surgical, pulmonary and infectious disease wards of about 9000 patients, and since 1921 has been re-profiled at the children’s hospital.

In 2003, the decision of the Ministry of Health and the Department of Cardiac resuscitation of infants at ISSKH them. Amoz, which exists in the independent Ukraine since 1992, the year was reorganized into an independent institution — the Research Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery MOH. It was headed by MD, a heart surgeon Emetc Ilya, who was the first in Ukraine held a radical correction of heart disease one-month patient. Three years later he moved to the center of an historic public hospitals Ul.Chernovola 28/1.

In December 2010, a second body was discovered at the Center Street. Melnikova, 24. Today there are assisting adult patients who have experienced childhood heart surgery.

"Today, our clinic maintains the old traditions — all treatment for children is free. Each year, born in Ukraine more than four thousand babies with congenital heart disease. And all of them are turning to our center for help. A significant number of babies still need surgery in the first hours of life. If you do not, they can just die, "- says Anastasia Kasyanov.

Thanks to the development of modern medicine to diagnose congenital heart disease in children can be at the stage of early pregnancy mother.

"Today, if a pregnant woman has the slightest fear about my future baby, it can make a prenatal echocardiogram. This diagnosis of congenital heart disease in the fetus from the 14th week of pregnancy. She tells her how to better plan your birth. It may be necessary to prepare themselves to the child immediately after birth were taken to the center and handed over to a team of doctors, "- explains Anastasia Kasyanov’s cabinet near the echocardiogram.

Hall center built on the example of modern children’s health centers. It provides everything for the rest of parents with children in the period of uneasy expectation. Social Services arranges here for young viewers a variety of concerts with the animators and the clowns, to somehow mitigate stress, which lend themselves to children, trapped in a hospital.

In the study radiography.

Thanks to the development of modern medicine to diagnose congenital heart disease in children can be at the stage of early pregnancy mother.

"Today, if a pregnant woman has the slightest fear about my future baby, it can make a prenatal echocardiogram. This diagnosis of congenital heart disease in the fetus from the 14th week of pregnancy. She tells her how to better plan your birth. It may be necessary to prepare themselves to the child immediately after birth were taken to the center and handed over to a team of doctors, "- explains Anastasia Kasyanov’s cabinet near the echocardiogram.

The doctor examines the small patient

The center also conducted magnetic resonance imaging for the children, which makes it possible to establish the presence or absence of tumor, its location to install and evaluate the interaction with the surrounding tissues, to accurately determine the shape and structure of tumor formation. However, in modern magnetic resonance tomographic apparatus we can not see — in the office is in the process ventilation child in a coma.

It tells us Anastasia Kasyanov, most children are MRI before and after surgery.

"All operations are very complex and last for seven to ten hours, using heart-lung machine. Its use leaves the risk of strokes or injuries of the central nervous system. Therefore, if a child has had a similar problem — he was sent for treatment to a neurologist. However, these moments pass with age, the children lead a healthy life, and only a small cosmetic seam recalls that as a child they had experienced such a tragedy. "

Everywhere on the walls of the clinic — children’s drawings and photographs of thanks for saving lives.

 

 

Physician of Hope Rukitskaya says that every day takes place in the center of five to seven operations.

"We anesthesia 5-7 a day, from newborns — children up to the age of 18. Also now a lot of children with psychiatric di
sorders. But mostly we deal with heart disease — congenital and acquired, cardiomyopathies. At the moment we have only to do serious research center for children from 0 to 18 years at various levels of severity. Appropriate equipment we do not produce, so we buy German, with modern software. "

 

Children in the intensive care unit.

Also in the center than conventional endovascular operations carried out, the main advantage of which — no scars afterwards.

About Modern Technology told us endovascular surgeon Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Nicholas Khrushch:

"Mechanism endovascular surgery is heart defects that are inserted so called occluders that they are closed. Edovaskulyarnaya therapy in efficiency with the same surgical procedure. But especially in that the installation is bloodless occluders by puncture and not cut — the vessels legs through the femoral artery and vein. Just a few days after such an operation, the child can already write. For kids it’s a lot easier, there is a heavy anesthesia and tracheal intubation, reduced hospital stay, plus cosmetic benefits — no scar remains. "

According to the surgeon, for endovascular operations requires about 300 units per year for a single center. However, occluders are very expensive. Abroad, such operations are funded by the state, we are all still kept on giving.

Thus, the center of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery carries a variety of events, the most famous of which — "Chestnut Run." The participants are already operated in the heart of the children, and all who wish to help patients with the contributions.

On November 30 at the Scientific-practical medical center of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery for the third time there was a charity auction "Artists — children," the purpose of which is to raise funds in support of children with disorders of the cardiovascular system. This year, sold 90% of the works offered for auction, allowing for new equipment has been collected about 94 thousand UAH.

Doctors Center once saved the life of the little girl Anne-Marie and today it came up for auction, along with their families to help other children

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Today, scientific and practical medical center pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery is the standard of medical care for children.

As we ourselves have seen, it employs not only the best professionals and uses the latest technology — here every doctor worried about a child’s life, as if it were his own. And each of them is doing everything to fix another "mistake of nature." That’s what you want to sincerely thank all the staff of the center and to wish them long years of his golden hands and truly a heart of gold.

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