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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.
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25.03.2015 - Treatment of a British boy in the Czech Republic has been successful
Five-years old Ashya King who was treated in Prague Proton center last year does not have cancer anymore, said his parents in an interview with British newspaper The Sun. However, the Senior Doctor of the Prague center Jiří Kubeš pointed out that from the medical point of view it is too soon to evaluate results. Five-years old Ashya King who was treated in Prague Proton center last year does not have cancer anymore, said his parents in an interview with British newspaper The Sun. The family is now living in Spain and the small Ashya began to talk again and likes to play with his brothers and sisters in park, his father Brett King said. The Senior Doctor of the Prague Proton center Jiří Kubeš who led Ashya’s treatment was pleased with positive control examinations. Nevertheless he warned that from medical point of view it is too early to evaluate results.
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26.02.2015 - The Lure for Foreigners in the Czech Republic? Cheap Health Care
According to the newspaper, the Czech Republic ranked among the top thirty most popular tourist locality in the world last year. Millions of tourists come regularly to the Czech Republic for historical monuments, culture, well-known cuisine and the Czech beer. Nevertheless, we can see in the long-term one additional trend and that is foreigners who travel to the Czech Republic for medical procedures. The price is decisive.
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08.02.2015 - HIP and KNEE replacements in USA
The number of typical hip replacement and knee replacement increased in the U.S. considerably. The average price of a knee replacement was 31,124 USD. The average price of a hipp replacenet was 30,124 USD.
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26.01.2015 - Czech doctors used a new method of hip surgery
Czech doctors used a new method of surgery during hip surgery. During classic surgery, the skin cut is 25 cm long and doctors must cross some very important muscles. The new method is described by the Head Doctor of Orthopaedics who performed the surgery: ‘It is performed with the use of optimal anatomical approach when a short cut around 6-8cm spreads muscles and the operated joint is easily accessible. After removing the damaged joint, particularly the damaged head, it is possible to implant a new joint with the use of special loaders.’
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26.01.2015 - The world’s unique cardiosurgery was made by Czech doctors
The world’s unique surgery of a patient, with severely ill heart, was made by Czech doctors by a new way of plastic surgery of left ventricular after heart attack by large aneurism. This was a so-called hybrid surgery, i.e. surgery at which several medical specialities (in this case cardiologist and heart surgeon) contribute simultaneously. This new type of surgery has been done only five times in the world, including four times in the Czech Republic. Its uniqueness is that it uses both cardiac surgery and cardiology catheterization procedure, conducted through vessels under X-ray control.
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19.01.2015 - Czech doctors have performed a unique European operation.
Czech doctors from IKEM have performed a unique European operation. They transplanted five organs - stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver and small intestine, to sixty-year-old man. Small intestine for the first time ever. The whole operation took two teams of ten hours. The following examination showed that his new liver alone would not solve the state. Doctors have therefore decided to include the so-called multivisceral transplant. The patient was only a few months of live.
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16.01.2015 - New EPS web
January 9, 2015 was published new website of European Patient Service in English.
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24.11.2014 - Burma Children Operated by Czech Doctors
There are three small children living in Burma whose lives were saved by Czech doctors. They were born with serious hearth defect in a country, where the quality of health care is below the general level. Therefore, they underwent surgeries under the Medevac program two years ago. Two of the three children were found in Yangun by special rapporteurs of the Czech radio (Český rozhlas).
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