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First mechanical heart transplantation in Ukraine
15:31, 12 July 2016
First mechanical heart transplantation in Ukraine

41-year-old Pavlo Doroshko from Kharkiv received mechanical heart

15:31, 12 July 2016

There was the first mechanical heart transplantation in Ukraine. The Chairman of the Heart Institute Borys Todurov wrote this on Facebook.

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"We did it! The first mechanical heart implanted in Ukraine in the Heart Institute. The patient had just left for the intensive care unit", he wrote.

Todurov previously reported that 41-year-old Pavlo Doroshko from Kharkiv came to the Institute with the severe heart failure.

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According to the doctor, the use of artificial mechanical heart for patients with severe cardiac disease increases their chances of survival and helps them to wait for the transplantation of the donor organ. The mechanical heart costs 120 thousand euros.

He noted that the life of the heart is not limited and some patients live with it for over 8 years.

Germany delivered the mechanical heart to Ukraine on July 7. Todurov said that the company has transferred the mechanical heart without payment, taking into account the serious condition of the patient and the inability to wait for a long time.

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