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One hundred transplanted hearts in two years at Wroclaw center

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published June 16, 2023 10:49

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In just two years, the Wrocław transplant center has been among the top heart transplant centers in Poland. In May, the 100th heart transplant was performed at the Jan Mikulicz-Radecki University Clinical Hospital (USK) in Wroclaw. A 66-year-old man from Dzierżoniów received a new heart.

The initiator and originator of the creation of a heart transplant center in Wroclaw was Prof. Piotr Ponikowski, MD, rector of UMW and director of the Institute of Heart Diseases at the USK Wrocław. The Ministry of Health issued a positive decision on the matter on February 3, 2021. The University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw was the sixth medical center in Poland to be granted the right to perform heart transplants. The first heart transplantation at the Wroclaw hospital was performed on February 25, 2021 by Dr. Roman Przybylski's team.

- At the time, we performed a spectacular and groundbreaking transplantation for the Wroclaw Medical University and the University Clinical Hospital," says Rector Professor Piotr Ponikowski.

- For me, a doctor who graduated 35 years ago, and my colleagues, this was a historic moment. I am glad that I was able to tell the rector, Professor Bogdan Lazarkiewicz, the doyen of surgery, who was the only one among th...

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