Atrial Flow Regulator Implantation Surgery

Wrzesień 25, 2019

On September 11, 2019, a team of experienced cardiologists led by prof. Maciej Lesiak from the Lord’s Transfiguration Hospital, conducted an innovative procedure of implanting the Atrial Flow Regulator to a patient with pulmonary arterial hypertension. The team which consisted of interventional cardiologists, assoc. prof. Marek Grygier and assoc. prof. Aleksander Araszkiewicz, dr. Magdalena Janus, a cardiologist specializing in PH, dr. Agata Markiewicz, the echocardiographist and the anesthesiologist dr. Marcin Staśkiewicz, nurses and technicians, was the second in Poland and one of a few in the world to perform the surgery. The patient was a 20-year-old man with a heart failure who had been waiting for an urgent lung transplantation for 6 months.