Chief - Vyacheslav M. BESHLYAGA, M.D., Ph.D., physician of higher qualifying category,
leading specialist in a functional diagnostics in Ukraine, leading specialist in echocardiography in Ukraine.
He performed over 70000 Echo studies and has the biggest in Ukraine practical experience in echocardiography
He consults patients with the most complicated forms of congenital and acquired heart lesions,
of a heart tumors, of ischemic heart disease, of cardiomyopathies, of infective endocarditis.
The department is the recognized leading center of echocardiographic diagnostics in Ukraine.
Over 20 000 studies are held in the department annually. Patients of all ages, including infants are examined.
The department is staffed with most modern ultrasonic diagnostic equipment of "Toshiba"
and "Aloka" companies (Japan), including extra-class machines with color Doppler mapping,
tissue Doppler and Transesophageal probe.
Extensive practical experience and use of modern techniques allow to examine 80% of patients
for preoperative selection only by echocardiography,
without need of catheterization of heart cavities and angiocardiography.
The department actively promotes training in echocardiography.
More than 200 experts from all over Ukraine were trained on its basis.