Cardiac surgeons NNIIPK Academician Meshalkina successfully operated on a young patient with a rare combination of serious birth defects of the heart.
As the press service of the institution, the 32-year-old patient was living a normal life in the village of Trans-Baikal region, despite the detected in childhood heart disease. In recent years, the man began to bother high blood pressure, shortness of breath and chest pain.
When the patient came to the reception to the visiting team of specialists NNIIPK, they discovered he had aortic insufficiency, which developed as a result of congenital anomalies: the patient's aortic valve had only two flaps instead of the required three. As a result, some of the blood from the aorta was returning back to the left ventricle, which is why it has increased in size. In addition, the formed aneurysm of the ascending aorta.
Each pathology is dangerous, but the man showed up yet and congenital coarctation (critical narrowing) of the aorta.
As the director of the Institute Academician Alexander Karaskov speaking the first surgeon in the two-stage operation, the experts instead of installing a mechanical valve patients had autologous transplantation, after which he will be able to lead a normal life, not taking anticoagulants or restricting the exercise.
Six months later, Andrew is an operation to remove coarctation of the aorta, but now the patient feels much better.