All news 10.01.2018

Bulgarian medical team performed the world's first complete aortic endoprosthesis


A scientific publication on the medical achievement was published in one of the most prestigious scientific journals of cardiology

The team of Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center headed by Associate Professor Ivo Petrov (National Consultant of Invasive Cardiology and Head of the Angiology and Cardiology Department) has  begun the year with a high medical success: the world's first complete aortic endoprosthesis. The unique procedure is published in one of the world's most prestigious cardiology journals, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

Last summer, 48-year-old Evgeni Pavlov, a patient with nearly 30 centimeters aorta dissection, was saved at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center. Physicians in Pleven had diagnosed an aortic rupture, which was life-threatening for Evgeni. The doctors had estimated that the patient should be urgently sent for treatment at Acibadem City Clinic Cardiovascular Center. The usual approach in such cases is a classic open heart surgery, but the condition of the patient did not allow an open access.

In a two-hour emergency intervention, Assoc. Prof. Ivo Petrov and Dr. Zoran Stankov saved not only the patient's life but also the complete mobility of his leg. This is the first reported case of complete aortic endoprosthesis both in Bulgaria and in the world.

Aortic dissection is an urgent condition whose rapid diagnosis and treatment is highly important for saving the patient's life. If the condition is not treated in time, the mortality rate is close to 50% in the first 48 hours.