The pride of the Israeli cardiologists is their ability to carry out bypass surgery using a special soluble stent.
At first such a revolutionary surgery was conducted by surgeons of the hospital “Kaplan”, located in Rehovot, in order to save the life of 58-year-old patient.
The stent used for surgery promotes proper functioning of an artery. Once artery work will be adjusted, the stent completely dissolves without a trace, and without causing any side effects.
As the country’s leading cardiologists say, this method is a true revolution in the world of treating heart diseases. Operation made in this way ensures a quick and painless recovery.
HISTORY OF INNOVATIVE METHODS
In 2011, this technology was not an idea only. Professor Bier, the director of the Rambam Hospital in Haifa, noted that we need more time to bring this idea to life. But in less than three years, cardiac surgeons managed to carry out all necessary tests and started applying the procedure with soluble stent grafting in Israeli hospitals, including such well-known ones as “Sheba” and “Hadassah”.
Heart surgeon had to make painstaking and complex work. It was necessary to achieve the required endurance of a stent so that it can withstand the pressure inside an artery, and to pick up the materials that can be safely dissolved after fulfilling its function to prevent the inflammatory process.
BENEFITS OF NEW BYPASS TECHNIQUES
As a real breakthrough in the field of coronary artery bypass grafting using similar dissolving stent can prevent all possible complications during and after surgery.
In the traditional operational method a factor of complications is often a metal tube, which is in the artery. Complications arise due to the constant contact of a tube with walls of the arteries.
TECHNOLOGY OF PERFORMANCE OF BYPASS WITH SOLUBE STENT
Innovative bypass technology provides insertion of a catheter with a stent soluble. Such a stent is a special frame, made of the finest mesh. The framework should provide support for the wall of coronary heart vessel after its expansion.
The stent contains a particular drug substance that prevents re-narrowing of the lumen. It looks like a metal one.
Grifted stent, opening the artery, prevents possible clogging. Once it has completed its task, in about a year stent splits into two harmless substances: water and carbon dioxide, which brings no harm to the patient.