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In MRRC named after A.F. Tsyba first performed an operation on the carotid arteries for atherosclerosis

A patient from the Kaluga region at the place of residence was diagnosed with ischemic lesion of the cerebral vessels. By her 70s, she had already suffered three strokes. In order to avoid the recurrence of another one - 4 strokes, she turned to the A.F. Tsyba for medical help.

As a result of additional examination, it was found that in the patient the narrowing of the lumen of the internal carotid arteries was more than 80 percent, which confirmed the high degree of risk of another stroke with severe consequences up to death.

Despite the fact that this disease is not a profile one for the A.F. Tsyba, the onsilium of doctors decided to carry out the first carotid endarterectomy in the Center .

This surgical intervention allows you to restore the lumen of the carotid arteries in case of their atherosclerotic lesions, which in turn is an effective method for preventing cerebral stroke and reducing its consequences (paresis, paralysis) by restoring blood flow through the affected vessels.

The successful performance of the operation became possible thanks to the availability of modern top-class equipment and the well-coordinated work of the operating team of doctors: angiosurgeon, Ph.D. V.V. Iofik, head of the department V.A. Korotkov, heads of the anesthesiology and resuscitation service - Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor A.L. Potapova, Ph.D. V.N. Derbugov and other employees of the Center.

Considering the fact that there are a lot of patients with lesions of the carotid arteries and various vascular diseases of the brain, the A.F. Tsyba, a new type of medical care has appeared - carotid endarterectomy, which is carried out under the compulsory health insurance program (MHI) .

Press service of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Medical Research Center of Radiology" of the Ministry of Health of Russia