Citizens with a heart attack in critical situations receive free stents now in 40 hospitals

Граждане с инфарктом в критической ситуации получают бесплатные стенты теперь в 40 больницах

Fully the need for a stent system for patients who require immediate stenting, the state covers for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine.

In 2018 year 7 created reperfusion centers operating round the clock seven days a week. As a whole across Ukraine of such centres is already 34. 6 offices accept patients with acute myocardial infarction, but not around the clock. In each of these medical facilities, all patients with acute myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation (when from the surgery and the establishment of the stent depends on the person’s life) are stent free.

Such cases annually in Ukraine there are about 20 thousand last year for the state budget funds of the Ministry of health has purchased about 24 thousand high-quality stent systems for us and European production. Fully the need for a stent system for patients who require immediate stenting, the state covers for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine.

This breakthrough is possible thanks to an effective public procurement through international partners, which conducted the purchases directly from the manufacturers. Thus, the Ministry was able to purchase a quality stent system at a much lower price than previously for reperfusion therapy of myocardial infarction. If earlier it was spent 280 dollars, now it costs about 130 dollars. There is also a standard stents, which is now worth about US $ 70, and previously they cost three times more expensive. This means that the state pays for stents; patients in emergency condition (acute myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation) receive stents absolutely free.

Reperfusion center is a Department in the healthcare institution where performed coronary stenting (restoration of blood flow in the arteries of the heart) in acute myocardial infarction.

The Ministry of health jointly with the European public initiative Stent for life of razrabotal and implemented a number of legal acts that now provide a systematic and coordinated operation of all necessary for the salvation of man with the heart attack services – ambulance, medical personnel and the reperfusion centers.

What it really means? If before the ambulance was carrying a patient with symptoms of a heart attack indications for emergency stent placement in the nearest medical institution, now – right in the centre of reperfusion. Where he is guaranteed to receive the necessary emergency treatment, and professional technicians will have more opportunities to save the patient.

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