Medical "Science Non-Fiction"
Cardiac surgeons from a Wrocław clinical hospital performed an unusual cardiac tumor resection in a 30-year-old patient. They removed the heart from the man’s body, resected the tumor and reconstructed the atrium, then implanted the heart back. In the meantime the heart spent a few hours in a medical pan. 🚑❤
“It shows the possibilities of modern cardiology “, emphasizes prof. dr Piotr Ponikowski, head of the Center of Heart Diseases of the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw. The professor pointed out that the decision about the procedure was carried out extremely quickly, because the patient with the first symptoms , was hospitalized only a week earlier. The first diagnosis did not give him a chance to survive. Dr Roman Przybylski decided to operate this extremely rare heart tumor. 👨⚕👩⚕
The doctor had to remove the entire tumor and tumor material in the pulmonary veins. Because of this, he had to take out the patient’s heart. “This was a challenge for the group of doctors, but everything went well”, cites Dr. Przybylski. 👩😃
The 30-year-old feels good after the procedure, and before him still awaits oncological treatment. – “I walk normally now. I perform normal life activities alone, without anyone’s help” – says the patient, Krzysztof Mrozek. 👨⚕👩⚕👍❤