Department of Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis
Chief - Olexiy A. KRYKUNOV, M.D., Ph.D, D.Sc.,
cardiac surgeon of higher qualifying category, senior scientific staff member, Winner of State Prize of Ukraine.
He works in the Institute since 1985.
He is specialist on operative treatment of acquired heart lesions, infective endocarditis.
Questions of etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of infective endocarditis are studied in the department.
The Institute has the largest experience of surgical treatment of infective endocarditis -
more than 2400 operative procedures.
The department introduced new methods of valvesparing operations
in lesions of tricuspid and mitral valves and
elaborates methods of operations in complicated forms of infectious endocarditis,
relapse prevention techniques of the infectious process.