There were 7 cardiac transplantations over the past 3 years in Kazakhstan, of those 6 were performed ​​by the team of the National Research Cardiac Surgery Center. It has been announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Gulshara Abdykalikova at the III National Congress of surgeons in Astana today.

"The National Research Cardiac Surgery Center’s team performed 6 cardiac transplantations, 130 left ventricular assist devices were implanted over the past 3 years in Kazakhstan," G. Abdykalikova said.

According to her, this result has been achieved thanks to the new technologies introduced in the cardiac surgery center. As the Deputy Prime Minister noted it allowed Kazakhstan to enter the 20 developed countries in the world carrying out such operations.

Kazakhstani people, suffering from serious cardiac disease, do not have to travel abroad today. "Compared with 2005, the number of cardiac beds increased 6 times," G. Abdykalikova said.

According to her, in Kazakhstan medical organizations providing cardiac care work 174 surgeons today. The country has held all kinds of cardiac surgery for adults and children over 1 year old using cardia bypass and on a beating heart.

"At present, 5 research centers, 11 regional cardiology centers, 11 cardiac surgery offices in regional and city hospitals in 9 regions of the country provide the population with cardiac surgery. National Research Cardiac Surgery Center was found in 2011, and today has become a leader of national cardiac surgery," Deputy Prime Minister said.

According to her, more than 15 innovative technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system were introduced in the center since its foundation. Donor heart transplant to patient with chronic heart failure was performed at the center for the first time in Kazakhstan.

"This is a great achievement not only of the center, but also of Kazakhstan’s cardiac surgery as a whole. Now this type of highly specialized care available for Kazakhstani people, and there is no need to travel abroad," G. Abdykalikova summed.

This Congress in Astana is attended by more than 500 domestic and foreign doctors, scientists and experts, including 47 speakers - world-famous experts in the field of cardiology, cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology.

The aim of the congress is to bring together surgeons from around the world to share experiences, ideas and discuss the latest achievements of science in the field of cardiac surgery.

Event was organized by JSC "National Research Cardiac Surgery Cente" in collaboration with the University of Chicago (USA) and the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Nazarbayev University.


Published: 29 August 2014



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