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HOW TO SERVE THOUSANDS OF HEARTS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2016 02:44

Despite all the achievement of medical technology, the diagnosis of heart disease remains one of the most challenging and crucial tasks. However, only the exact diagnosis can help doctors promptly determine the timing of surgery. To timely “catch” a disease and prescribe treatment means to save a patient’s life.

“Modern ultrasound scanners provide an opportunity to diagnose the congenital heart disease with high accuracy and precision, even in the womb,” says doctor of functional diagnostics of the Tashkent Pediatrics Medical Institute’s clinic B0tir Ismatov. “These technologies had been mastered at our clinic and currently we train our regional colleagues. You know, if we miss the right time, even surgical interference cannot really help then.”

 

Experience has it that the diagnosis is confirmed only in 30% of patients who visit it with suspected congenital heart disease. The walls of the clinic of the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute know many stories when parents with a child came for medical examination from the most remote areas of Andijan, Surkhandarya, Khorezm regions and Karakalpakstan fully convinced that their child will have to undergo a complicated surgery. They couldn’t believe their ears when told that their child did not need an operation and that a relevant therapy would be sufficient for the treatment; or it also happened at times that a child had a disease of completely different organs.  

 

“The introduction of technology of ultrasound diagnostics of congenital heart diseases in the regions will have a positive impact on rendering services to our patients,” continues B0tir Ismatov. “We will have patients with a high precision diagnosis, which will facilitate the soonest possible prescription of treatment. High quality diagnosing in the regions is a real opportunity for many to avoid long distance travels, which may have a negative impact on the child’s health. In fact only the heart surgery is performed at our clinic, while the majority of other common diseases are well treated today at regional hospitals.”

The specialists of the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute’s clinic have already visited Andijan, Namangan, Bukhara, Navoi, and Qarshi to deliver their training courses. B0tir Ismatov is one of the few in the country, who has mastered this technology. His foreign colleagues, who he had to work with him together within the experience exchange programs, have repeatedly noted his professionalism and skills.

Thanks to the program of the clinic of the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute there has been a downward trend in the number of patients seeking for help with misdiagnosis and looking for primary diagnosis. And that means that the objective is achievable. 

Following the diagnosis, also keeps improving the quality of rendered assistance. 70 cardio-surgery operations were performed in the clinic back 20 years ago, and currently – 700. With the growth of cardio surgeons’ professional skills they began to operate complicated cases of heart defects. There are even small babies among the clinic’s patients whose weight does not exceed three kilograms, whereas merely 10-15 years ago doctors took to operate only patients weighing not less than 20 kilograms.