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SANTAROS KLINIKOS

VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETO LIGONINĖ

History of Centre

Spausdinti

In 2008 by the orders of the General Director of Vilnius University Santaros Klinikos (Santariskiu Klinikos), prof. Aleksandras Laucevičius, a Pulmonary Hypertension working group was formed. It was lead by hab. dr. Alicija Dranenkienė and the members of the group were doctors of a variety of specializations – pulmonologist doc. R. Zablockis, cardiologist, pediatric cardiologist dr. L. Gumbienė, interventional cardiologist dr. G. Davidavičius and anesthesiologist doc. A. Baublys. Together they aimed to better diagnose and treat this rare disorder.

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Habil. Dr. Alicija Dranenkienė, the team of Pulmonary Hypertension Referal Centre

The group prepared and published methodological and practical guidelines For Diagnostics and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension, also held a republic conference The Diagnostics and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension on 16th of October 2009, which was attended by 350 doctors and 20 nursing specialists from all around Lithuania, including cardiologists, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, rheumatologists, heart surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, radiologists and interns. Lectures were also delivered by two guest lecturers from Germany.

New methods following the European guidelines for the diagnosis of this disorder were applied in Vilnius University Santaros Klinikos.

In collaboration with the Heart Surgery Center and known American and German centers the preparations were made to introduce pulmonary thromboendarectomy operations on patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Heart surgeons (doc. R. Karalius, R. Širmenis), anesthesiologists (Dr. R. Samalavičius, K. Urbonas) and a cardiologist (Dr. L.Gumbienė) were sent on internships in famous surgical centers (San Diego, Thronton clinic; Bad Nauheim, Kerkhoff clinic). Thrombectomies are performed since 2010.

Pulmonary Hypertension Referral Center in Vilnius University Santaros Clinic was established by the order of the General Director prof. A. Laucevičius on 26th of March 2010, then renamed as Competence Centre for Pulmonary Hypertension, since 2017 children joined the centre. Regular multidisciplinary team meetings, individualized care plans and case management helps to provide high quality services for the patients.

At the beginnig access to target treatment was limited, National health insurance fund provided centralized supply of the medication after special. Joint work of doctors and patients was succeded by total coverage of the treatment by National Health Insurance Fund. Now all groups of medication for target treatment of pulmonary hypertention are available in Lithuania.

Atnaujinta 2019-07-17
Straipsnis parodytas: 9701 kartų(kartus)
 

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