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Alexander Bitsadze and Yurii Kharenko, cardio surgeons of the Heart Institute, together with Oksana Stan, an ultrasound diagnostic specialist, carried out a medical examination of the 110 citizens of Hlukhiv on the weekend.
  • 21.03.2018
  • newspaper "Nedelya"
2018

Kyiv Cardio Surgeons Conducted Reception of Patients in Hlukhiv

Alexander Bitsadze and Yurii Kharenko, cardio surgeons of the Heart Institute, together with Oksana Stan, an ultrasound diagnostic specialist, carried out a medical examination of the 110 citizens of Hlukhiv on the weekend. They worked until evening, but nonetheless, there was no queue, because every patient came in due time, making a prior call.

If the measures are taken in a timely fashion, it is possible to save more than one human life. Statistically, 7 out of 10 deaths in Ukraine are specifically associated with heart diseases, – cardio surgeon A. Bitsadze explains. – 90 per cent of the patients who came to us have long had heart problems. If serious derangements have been identified during the consultation, the person is given an appointment to an extensive testing at the Heart Institute, and if necessary, certification for an operation.

The doctor says that after each on-site visit there are found 5-10 people who need an emergency surgery, but they even do not know about it. For example, a person who sustained a heart attack, thinks that his heart problems are over. But there`s always an atherosclerosis. Such patients must have their health checked, should carry out, in time, the coronary angiograms of the heart vessels.

He has been able to successfully diagnose various inherent disadvantages, to which no one pays attention until the time comes. Sometimes a person has been complaining of a certain discomfort in day-to-day life, but has not prioritized this matter. Such on-site visits are an important and good deed, because there is often no professional cardiologist in local district clinics.

Free examinations by specialists of the “Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” are held on the initiative of People’s Deputy Andrii Derkach and with the support of famous cardio surgeon Boris Todurov, the Director of the Institute, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. The project is funded by the Charitable foundation “Our Future”. In total, up to 10 cardio surgeons are involved in the program. Usually, 3-4 specialists are directed to conduct an exit visit.

The health examinations of adults are carried out. Taking into account the wishes of the community, the consultative receptions of children should be organized in the near future.

It should be recalled that because of insufficient funding of medical institutions, a lack of skills among health workers, unpredictable consequences of medical reform, People’s Deputy Andrii Derkach initiated a charity program “Health of Sumy people”. Within its framework, the medical projects “Mammologist” (translator`s note: breast physician) and “Children’s Orthopedist” have been working for more than a year in the area. Moreover, since December 2017 free on-site receptions of residents of Hlukhivsky, Krolevetsky, Putivlsky, Yampilsky, Seredin-Budsk districts have been launched by leading specialists of the Moscow Heart Institute.