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Treatment of heart diseases in Russia: achievements in cardiovascular surgery

Russia has experienced a significant surge in the level of cardiovascular surgery in recent years, reflecting the country's growing emphasis on advanced medical practices. With a rising number of advanced cardiac centers and highly skilled cardiac surgeons, Russia has become a prominent destination for patients seeking top-quality cardiovascular care.

One of the main reasons behind the upward trajectory of cardio surgery in Russia is the government's focus on healthcare infrastructure development. The establishment of specialized cardiac centers equipped with state-of-the-art technology has greatly enhanced the country's capabilities in diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions. These centers offer comprehensive services ranging from non-invasive diagnostic procedures to complex surgical interventions.

Furthermore, Russia has witnessed a noticeable increase in the number of highly-trained cardiac surgeons. Many Russian surgeons have trained internationally and returned home, bringing with them the latest techniques and innovations in the field of cardiovascular surgery. This influx of expertise has played a crucial role in elevating the standard of cardiac care in the country.

The high level of cardio surgery in Russia is also attributed to the strong research and academic programs offered at prestigious medical universities.

Another factor contributing to the success of cardio surgery in Russia is the affordability of treatment. Compared to some Western countries, cardiac procedures in Russia tend to be more budget-friendly while maintaining the same level of quality. This accessibility has attracted both local and international patients, making Russia a sought-after destination for cardiovascular care.

There are several types of cardiological surgeries that are most frequently conducted in Russia:

  1. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): CABG is a surgical procedure to treat blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. It involves taking a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body, usually the leg or chest, and grafting it onto the coronary artery to bypass the blockage and improve blood flow to the heart.
  1. Angioplasty: Angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked coronary arteries. It involves inserting a catheter with a deflated balloon into the narrowed artery, inflating the balloon to widen the artery, and often placing a stent to keep the artery open.
  1. Valve Replacement: Valve replacement surgery is performed to replace a damaged or diseased heart valve with a mechanical valve or a valve made from animal tissue (bioprosthetic valve). It is done to restore proper blood flow through the heart and improve its overall function.
  1. Aneurysm Repair: Aneurysm repair surgery is required to treat an abnormal bulge in the wall of a blood vessel called an aneurysm. In cardiology, aneurysms are often found in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart. The surgery involves removing the weakened portion of the blood vessel and replacing it with a synthetic graft.
  1. Arrhythmia Ablation: Arrhythmia ablation is a procedure used to treat abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) by selectively destroying the specific heart tissue responsible for causing these irregular rhythms. It involves using catheters with electrodes to deliver energy (radiofrequency or cryotherapy) to destroy the targeted tissue, restoring normal heart rhythm.

In general, even the most rare and difficult cardio surgeries are conducted in Russia at the highest level. Some of the most difficult cardio surgery operations successfully conducted in Russia include:

1. Heart transplant: This involves removing a failing heart and replacing it with a healthy heart from a donor. The procedure is complicated due to the need for a suitable donor, immunological matching, and the risk of rejection.

2. Aortic dissection repair: Aortic dissection occurs when the inner layer of the aorta tears and blood flows between the layers, potentially causing life-threatening complications. Surgical repair is challenging due to the delicate nature of the aortic tissue and the need for precise reconstruction.

3. Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation: VADs are mechanical devices used to support the heart in patients with heart failure. Implanting and managing VADs require extensive technical expertise and meticulous postoperative care.

4. Congenital heart defect repair: the goal of congenital heart defect repair is to improve the function and blood flow within the heart, allowing it to pump oxygenated blood effectively throughout the body.

With its dedication to excellence in cardiovascular care, Russia continues to be at the forefront of this specialized medical field, ensuring optimal patient outcomes and improving the overall cardiovascular health of its population.

If you are thinking of traveling to Russia for treatment of a heart disease, we will organize all the aspects of your treatment and make sure you get the highest possible level of treatment at the best medical institution specializing on your particular case.

Clinics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in Russia

National Research Center for Rehabilitation and Balneology
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National Medical Research Center of Cardiovascular Surgery named after. A.N. Bakulev
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National Medical and Surgical Center named after Pirogova
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Sanatorium “Dolina Narzanov”, Kislovodsk
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Sanatorium “Dolina Narzanov”, Nalchik
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Sanatorium “Dolina Narzanov”, Essentuki
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Sanatorium "Oktyabrsky" Sochi
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