On March 20, 2019, at the Heart Institute, “The Heart on the Palm” Charitable Foundation solemnly transferred medical equipment worth over 2 million UAH to the Heart Institute’s Departments, due to the support of a benefactor with great heart from Mariupol, businessman Mykola Budyka, who funded the purchase of equipment.

On March 14, 2019, the National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education named after P. Shupik (NMAPE) and the Heart Institute held the 7th Register Scientific and Practical Conference “Functional Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Diseases” devoted to the 40th anniversary of the Department of Functional Diagnostics. The main purpose of the conference was to familiarize practitioners with modern possibilities of methods of functional diagnostics, discuss the state of preparation of methodological and normative documents.

Since the beginning of 2019, more than 300 surgeries have been performed on the basis of the Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy and the Department of Cardiosurgery, X-ray Endovascular and Extracorporeal Technologies of the National Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) named after P. Shupyk of the Heart Institute. Among them, there are a large number of unique procedures with high surgical and anaesthetic risk.

On February 20, 2019, for the first time in Ukraine, at the Heart Institute, Kiev the endovascular implantation of the world’s smallest pacemaker, Medtronic Micra was conducted.

On February 1, 2019, a masterclass of an international level under the leadership of Professor Kalangos (Greece) took place in the walls of the Heart Institute, Kiev.

January 24, 2018 – nine days ago the patient with severe total viral-bacterial pneumonia with very low saturation was brought from Kropyvnytskyi (about 300 km from Kiev) to the Heart Institute. Due to the disease, the lungs of the patient, in fact, did not function and her life was threatened. The transportation was carried out with the support of artificial ventilation of the lungs (AVL) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which was an unprecedented event in the history of Ukrainian medicine.

On December 18, 2018, a significant event in the history of the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine took place – 22 research fellows of the Institute elected the General Director of the clinic. Among the four candidates, the voters unanimously voted for the founder of the Institute – Professor Borys Todurov.

On December 12, 2018, at the Heart Institute, a press conference of the Institute’s specialists took place involving two patients with mechanical hearts implanted by the Institute’s team lead by the Director of the Institute, Professor Borys Todurov.

On November 30, 2018, the scientific and practical seminar “Myocardial infarction and heart failure. News of Cardiology in 2018 ” was held at the Heart Institute with the active participation of departments of functional diagnostics, cardiosurgery, X-ray and intravascular and extracorporeal technologies of  the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education ((NMAPE) and with the assistance of the departments of public health of the Kyiv City State Administration and Kyiv Regional State Administration.

On November 21, 2018, another procedure of the implantation of the mechanical heart took place at the Heart Institute. The implantation was carried out by a team of specialists under the lead of the Director of the Institute, Professor Borys Todurov. This is the fourth implantation of mechanical heart in Ukraine and the second one this year.

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