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16 September 2021, 16:07

Minister: Huge resources are spent on cardiology service in Belarus

Dmitry Pinevich
Dmitry Pinevich

MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – Belarus spends enormous resources on cardiology service, Belarus' Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich told reporters at the second congress of the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association and the 8th Congress of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and X-ray Endovascular Surgeons of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

Huge resources are channeled into cardiology service as cardiovascular diseases have been and will remain among the leading causes of death, Dmitry Pinevich said.

According to him, the construction of a big new building of the Cardiology National Research Center will be completed next year. “In the near future we will commission a new transplantation facility at the Minsk Research Center for Surgery, Transplantology and Hematology that also has a powerful cardiac surgery service. The National Medical Center run by the Belarus President Property Management Directorate is also a cutting-edge innovation center. There are plans to build a new heart surgery facility at Minsk Oblast Hospital. A new heart surgery building will also open at Mogilev Oblast Hospital. This will greatly boost the domestic cardiology service. Moreover, within the framework of the project of accelerated development of towns each of 12 towns included in the project will have angiography centers, the so-called angiography laboratories that will be primarily meant for patients with acute coronary syndrome that is one of the major causes of death in middle-aged people,” the minister said.

The second congress of the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association and the 8th Congress of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and X-ray Endovascular Surgeons of Belarus is taking place at Belarusian State Medical University on 16-17 September. The event is attended by specialists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Canada, Argentina and other countries.

The plenary session speakers from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine will discuss the latest protocols to treat atrial fibrillation, risk stratification and prevention of sudden cardiac death, ways to increase the effectiveness of treatment of chronic heart failure, including surgical treatment, protection of target organs during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be the Academician Sidorenko competition of young scientists.

The events have been organized by the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association, the Healthcare Ministry of Belarus, the Cardiology National Research Center and Belarusian State Medical University.

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