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Polish doctors succeed in pioneer cardiac surgery

English.news.cn   2014-07-16 08:13:38

KATOWICE, Poland, July 15 (Xinhua) -- A team of doctors from Upper Silesian Medical Centre in the polish city of Katowice succeeded in conducting a pioneer cardiac surgery treatment on Tuesday.

The conducted surgery was targeted at patients with heart failure and mitral valve defect and consisted of putting a special implant without cutting the myocardium.

The implant is made of a medical silicone and is put directly on a beating heart around it's base.

It is a huge chance for patients with secondary mitral regurgitation, it is a good alternative to the open heart surgery as it reduces the time of the whole procedure and convalescence. Enditem

Editor: Fu Peng
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