An international congress of cardiologists and physicians gathered in Minsk leading experts from 9 countries on May 13. Representatives of Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Canada, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed ways to reduce the number of sudden deaths from heart diseases.
Experts have noted that over the past 20 years, a number of positive changes had taken place in medicine, which has helped Belarus achieve success in minimizing deaths from heart attacks.
Vasily Zharko, Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus:
About 70% of cardiac surgeries are done in the regional centers and 30% at the national level. It suggests that Belarusians may not worry about the level of cardiological care in Belarus.
The majority of heart surgeries in Belarus are carried out in regions outside the capital. Since 2009, 205 heart transplants were performed in Belarus, including 30 for foreigners. Thanks to the advanced technologies and given timely treatment, about 70% of people with myocardial infarction in the working age return to work.