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Slovenian surgeons have improved the process of insertion of mechanical support in heart failure



Ljubljana, November 30 – Surgical Clinic of UKC Ljubljana's surgical clinic has managed to improve the process of insertion of mechanical support into advanced chronic heart failure. Surgeons usually incorporate such support throughout the entire section of the chair and are inserted for the first time through two minimum chest cuts, UKC Ljubljana said.

Progressive chronic heart failure is an incurable condition created by the person in the intensive care bed. Sometimes these patients have died, and various types of surgical procedures are now available.

There are currently two different treatments available – medical heart support or heart transplantation. The mechanical support of the heart surgeon is inserted through the whole section of the chair, but with such support, the surgeon is inserted for the first time through two minimum chest straps. The intervention was conducted at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Clinical Center Ljubljana under the supervision of Tomislav Klokočovnik.

According to Klokočovnik, summarized in the message, this approach has a short-term and long-term advantage. "Patient recovery is much better, less bleeding and frequency of infection. Patients with heart transplantation subsequently provide significantly better basic conditions for transplantation, as the couch has not been cut before, chest less infected, operational and postoperative complications," he said.

Medical cardiac support can be the ultimate solution or just the bridge for heart transplantation. This allows the patient to improve the quality of life, because they can almost daily do their daily activities and even go on a trip, they write in a message from UKC Ljubljana.


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