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.
„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.