All news 18.08.2017

A prominent foreign physician became an Acibadem City Clinic patient


A bloodless procedure of an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta was performed by the specialists of Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center together with an international team that visited the hospital

The Chair of one of the medical companies of India has chosen to receive treatment at AcibademCity Clinic Cardiovascular Center after the hospital was recommended to him by one of the best endovascular specialists in the UK. Assoc. Prof. Ivo Petrov and an international team of specialists carried out a percutaneous endoprosthesis procedure of an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta (AAA). The procedure lasted 30 minutes only and it was totally bloodless, fully endovascular, without surgical access and without general anesthesia. The prominent physician recovered only a few hours after the procedure.

The endovascular method they have used is the least invasive one and it includes sedation using local anesthesia only, percutaneous access without incisions and very quick recovery. The procedure has been adopted as a method of choice at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center and has become a golden standard in treating aneurysms.

The team who worked side by side with Assoc. Prof. Petrov included also: Prof. Donald Reed, Head of the Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy Dept. at University Hospital of Glasgow, Scotland, together with leading specialists anesthesiologists Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center has established excellent partnership with.

The collaboration of this team dates back to 2012. Assoc. Prof. Petrov has been in the core of the network of specialists who exchange experience and perfect their skills, united by one of the largest names – the pioneer in endovascular methods in the world, Prof. Ted Dietrich, Head of the Endovascular Surgery at Arizona Heart Institute, the USA, in 2012. Today, in commemoration of Prof. Dietrich, his granddaughter came to join the procedure – Dr. Tatum Jackson, his future follower and friend of the hospital, was a member of the invasive team during the intervention.

This is yet the next multidisciplinary international collaboration at Acibadem City Clinic, proving once again the Hospital’s intentions on keeping the development of its world known image while expanding and building up its partnership with other leading cardiovascular specialists worldwide.