14.04.2015 - IKEM as the first center in the world implanted new PHP HEARTMATE
Prague Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine was the first center in the world that used an absolute novelty among heart pumps – HeartMate PHP (Percutaneous Heart Pump) to save life of a patient with acute heart failure.
Doctors of IKEM are actively involved in its development within international study. This type of cardiac support is introduced directly into heart via a catheter through a blood vessel in the groin. HeartMate PHP can currently completely replace the function of his own heart for 72 hours and therefore gives time to doctors for more accurate decisions about further treatment, even about the most complicated patients. Thus, IKEM has successfully bridged to other form of treatment for four patients.
MUDr. Daniel Říha
Head Doctor of the Center of Vascular and Miniinvasive Surgery. Surgical erudition he completed during internships in Hamburg and in London. At the Hospital Podlesí where he has been working since 1995, he introduced and developed the field of Vascular Surgery. He became Head Doctor of the Center of Vascular and Miniinvasive Surgery in 2005. As a recognized expert he lectures at seminars and conferences at national and international level.
Aneta P. from Belgium injured her shoulder at work and had to undergo surgery. After the surgery her shoulder heal poorly, she was trobled by pain and could not raise her arm higher than the shoulder.
Outpatient rehabilitation did not bring the required results, therefore Aneta decided to take advantage of the three-week intensive rehabilitation in Prague.
Now, Aneta has nice memories on her stay in Prague and adds: "My hand now moves without restriction and without pain, which was prior to my stay in Prague clinic unimaginable. Care at the clinic was at the highest level and for a great price. And besides, I really enjoyed walks along the charming Prague. "