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History of Centre


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.


Habil. Dr. Alicija Dranenkienė

The activity of the group:

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).

Pulmonary Hypertension Referral Center in Vilnius University Santaros Clinic was established by the order of the General Director prof. A. Laucevičius.

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