Santariškių g. 2, 08661 Vilnius
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History of centre


Vilnius University Heart Surgery Centre was founded in 1962 by Academician prof. A. Marcinkevičius as a laboratory for heart and vascular surgery. First surgical procedure – aortic coarctation repair was performed on 2th of June 1962. The first open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass – ventricular septal defect repair was done on 15 th of October 1962.

Since 1983 the Centre is located in Vilnius university hospital Santaros klinikos (Santariskiu Klinikos).

Academician prof. V. Sirvydis leaded the Centre during the 1991-2007 period. Academician prof. G.Uždavinys directed the Centre in the 2008-2009. M.D. assoc. prof. V. Tarutis is the head of the Centre since 2009.

By the amount of work and variety of pathology treated the Centre is among the leaders for cardiac surgery in Lithuania and Baltic countries. Ischemic heart disease, valvular and aortic pathology, congenital heart defects, heart insufficiency, heart rhythm disturbances, pulmonary hypertension are major fields of specialization.

Annual surgical caseload is more than 1000 operations. Near 40000 surgeries where performed since 1962. To date (01.06.2014) 98 heart transplantations and 68 implantations of long term cardiac assist devices where performed.

Complex cardiac procedures are performed also: Ross procedure, left ventricle volume and geometry restoration, revascularization of coronary arteries without cardiopulmonary bypass, pulmonary artery endarterectomy, hypoplastic left heart syndrome and one ventricle type repair surgeries, less invasive surgery of congenital heart defects. Under close collaboration with electrophysiologists and invasive cardiologists minimal invasive pulmonary veins isolation, hybrid plication of left ventricle aneurysm, minimal invasive mitral repair with neochordae without cardiopulmonary bypass are performed.

Atnaujinta 2017-07-19
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