The cardiac surgery using a unique Japanese technology was held for the first time in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
According to Kazinform, Ozaki procedure was performed to a 42-year-old patient atMangistau regional hospital. He was admitted with a diagnosis of infective endocarditis with aortic valve injury.
This advanced minimally invasive technology, invented by Dr Shigeyuki Ozaki in Japan over decade ago, is based onrepairing a damaged aortic valvewith the help of patient’s own heart tissue. Previously, the damaged valve was replaced with a prosthetic implant.
However, in this specific case, “the presence of contraindications to taking blood-thinning drugs made it impossible to use implantation of a mechanical or biological prosthesis. Therefore the Ozaki surgery was held”, said the head of the hospital’s cardiac surgery centerYernurOrdabayev, who led the operation.
“The hemodynamic features of the new valve is no different from the valve of a healthy person”, he added.
Preparation for the two hours and half long surgery tooknear half a year.
According to Ordabayev, “the patient is currently transferred from intensive care to the ward, his condition is assessed as moderate. The prognosis for the life, subject to the recommendations, is favorable. The patient does not need to drink drugs, as it would be necessary for the implantation of the prosthesis”. /// nCa, 16 September 2019