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. Tomáš Vidim
Dr. Vidím worked at Klaudián’s Hospital in Mladá Boleslav and during 2004-2005 he worked as a Head Doctor of Vascular Department there. Nowadays, he is the Head Doctor of the Centre for Vascular Interventions in Kolín, where he has been working since 2007. In addition, he is an assistant professor of the II Surgical Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery of the I Medical Faculty of the Charles University Prague.
He had internships in IKEM in Prague and in the Department of Vascular Surgery in Mayo Clinic in the USA and at other foreign clinics in Spain and Germany.
„Knee pain is gone, without waiting for and a good price!“ says Adam B. from Bulgaria, whose knee pain caused by osteoarthritis limit his mobility for several months and he was no longer able to walk without walking stick. He did not want to wait long for the treatment, so he decided to undergo the surgery in the Czech Republic.