The Director of the Center Meshalkin performed most of the operations of Ross in the world

“Jubilee” the Ross operation, in which the affected aortic valve replaced with their own pulmonary valve (autograft), fulfilled the Director of SMRC them. Acad. E. N. Meshalkin Alexander Karaskov. This intervention has become the 1,000 th in the surgical practice of a specialist. In total, the center has conducted 1,200 procedures Ross.

This highly effective method of treatment prescribed to the patients with pathology of the aortic valve. After the procedure, patients do not require anticoagulant therapy. Autograft has good hemodynamic characteristics, functioning for a long time resistant to the infection, devoid of the risk of thromboembolic complications. The patient can return to normal life, performing all kinds of loads.

The first operation of the Ross in the Centre of Meshalkin was conducted in 1998, and since 2002, the technology put on stream today in the institution perform about 100 operations a year. “In any hospital in the world and there is no such volume of operation Ross. Our experience is enormous, although, no doubt, dozens of centers in the United States, Germany and other countries have carried out hundreds of operations. Actively apply this technology began in Asia. The great heart surgeon Norman Shumway, who taught heart transplant specialists from around the world, regarded the procedure of Ross as the most outstanding stage in her professional life. Although surgeon specializing in heart transplant, he was sure that the complexity of the technology of the tasks facing the surgeon, the procedure Ross can’t compare with any other operation,” – says Alexander Karaskov.

From mid-2000s the Center’s specialists are trained Meshalkin labor-intensive technology colleagues from cardiac surgery clinics of Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Krasnodar, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, just completing over 50 outreach interventions.

“Few cardiac surgery centres in Russia have in the Arsenal of the procedure of Ross. This is due to the high complexity and narrow spectrum of indications. To master it takes a long time. Enter the Ross procedure in practice can only clinic with a strong surgical service. Academician Karaskova the most experience of the operation of Ross, this has caused my desire to study in the Center Meshalkin, to see Alexander at work”, – said the Director of the Clinic aortic and cardiovascular surgery of the First Moscow state medical University. I. M. Sechenov ‘s Novel Mosquitoes.