Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids
Belarusian doctors have successfully mastered a new technique of heart surgery for kids. The novelty is in using allopericardium – a donor’s biological material in cryopreserved condition. Simply put, it’s a frozen heart tissue.
This method is unique and it hasn’t been described in scientific literature earlier. Thanks to this method 20 Belarusians have already received medical treatment. The youngest patient is one year old. The technique can be used for surgical treatment of all types of congenital heart defects.
First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus
A 3D heart model was successfully used in a unique surgery in Belarus.
The organ, made with a scale of 1:1 allows studying all the nuances of the patient's heart structure before the surgery.
The usage of 3D models has every chance to become a regular practice in Belarus, especially in the field of pediatric cardiosurgery.