Those were major complex operations in the scope of the “Child Heart” project. All operations were performed by a joint team of Belarusian surgeons and their colleagues from Russia’s St. Petersburg using the facilities and equipment of the Republican children’s cardiac surgery department of the 1st clinical hospital of the city of Minsk.
Patients with serious cardiac diseases also received valuable advice of a consultation of Belarusian and Russian experts and underwent a diagnostic study. The doctors consulted seven children with congenital heart diseases and eight women with pregnancy failures (each one of them had echocardiography of fetus).
Besides, workshops were held for the representatives of the Gomel medical genetic center and Republican scientific and practical center “Mother and Child”.
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A team of surgeons from Belarus and Russia performed 11 complex cardiac surgeries on children