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. Štěpán Vinakurau
Dr. Štěpán Vinakurau, Radiation Oncologist
From 2003 to 2011 working at the department of Radiation Oncology at Faculty Hospital in Motol. From 2011 to 2012 at employed in the same department at Multiscan Ltd., Pardubice. During postdoctoral studies, he focused on side effects of conventional radiotherapy. Specializes in tumors of central nervous system.
Ms. Ela from Russia is busy manager, who likes to travel. She has no health problem, but she take care of her health.
"When I heard about the possibility of comprehensive health examinations in Prague, I was thrilled. It allowed me to spend a vacation in a beautiful location, according to my ideas and also to make sure that I'm healthy. The icing on the cake was the wellness stay in Karlovy Vary, where I can really rest. "