Today is my father’s birthday. What could we give him now?
I think he would be happy with the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) operations in the Republic of Bashkortostan, which we performed today.
This revolutionary technology allows the aortic valve to be replaced without cutting into the chest through a catheter inserted into the femoral artery.
The operations were successfully performed on three patients aged 77 years, 80 years and 81 years. Two of them underwent aortic valve replacement and one balloon aortic valve repair due to anatomical contraindications to replacement.
The team was led by a researcher at the Institute of Clinical Cardiology named after A.L. Myasnikova Timur Enverovich Imaev.
In the photo from left to right: cardiovascular surgeon Marat Abdulaev, deputy chief. doctor in surgery Bogdan Oleynik, imaging doctor Rustem Galimov, researcher at the Institute of Clinical Cardiology named after A.L. Myasnikova Timur Imaev, head of department, main external specialist in interventional cardology of Republic of Bashkortostan Igor Buzaev, anaesthetist Vyacheslav Chistichenko, head. dept. Cardiac Surgery, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Vladimir Surkov, interventional cardiologist Sergey Sokolov.