Department of X-ray and endovascular surgery in children

Название заболиваний Виды лечения (виды операций, процедур, или другой вид лечения)
1 Transposition of trunk vessels Balloon atrioseptostomy, Rashkind procedure
2 Coarctation of the aorta Balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation
3 Coarctation of the aorta Stenting of aortic coarctation
4 Atrazia of the pulmonary artery Perforation of the valve of the pulmonary artery
5 Atrazia of the pulmonary artery Stenting of the open arterial duct, stenting of the Botal duct
6 Stenosis of the pulmonary artery Balloon dilatation of pulmonary artery stenosis
7 Aortic stenosis Balloon dilatation of aortic stenosis
8 Stenosis of the conduit Balloon dilatation of conduit stenosis
9 Tetrada Fallo Balloon dilatation of pulmonary artery stenosis
10 Stenosis of the branches of the pulmonary artery Balloon dilatation of stenosis of the branches of the pulmonary artery
11 Open arterial duct Closure of open arterial duct occluder
12 Defect between the atrial membrane Closure of the defect between the atrial fibrillation occluder
13 Defect of interventricular membrane Closure of the interventricular membrane defect occluder
14 Congenital heart defect Sensing the cavities of the heart


For many centuries surgeons have tried to minimize negative impact of cardiac surgery on the patient’s health. In the last century a new trend in cardiology and cardiosurgery had appeared – endovascular surgery. Nowadays the development of this branch of medicine in conjunction with the latest technological achievements allows to perform heart surgery without a cut. Such interventions without a doubt are minimally invasive. This means that endovascular interventions don’t  demand deep prolonged anesthesia, blood transfusion, artificial ventilation. As a result minimally invasive interventions are less risky and less traumatising for the patient. Because of these advantages endovascular interventions have become  “operation of choice” in many cases of congenital heart diseases.

Doctors of aforementioned department have the largest experience in performing endovascular diagnostical and surgical procedures in children of all age groups with congenital heart diseases in Ukraine: from newborns of the first minutes of life to adult patients with congenital heart defects.

Annually more than 800 endovascular interventions are performed by our specialists. In their work they provide the latest European and American protocols, regulations and cardiosurgical care recommendations. Scientific work, participation in international specialized conferences, close cooperation with cardiologists and cardiosurgeons allow to improve existing and develop new methods of endovascular treatment of cardiovascular pathology.

For the first time in Ukraine our interventionists introduced and provided into medical practice a variety of modern endovascular treatment methods (balloon atrioseptostomy under echocardiographic control, perforation in case of pulmonary artery valve atresia, arterial duct stenting, etc.), which allowed to save hundreds of children’s lives. Our institution has two fully functional cath lab operational rooms which are equipped according to modern technological criteria. Instruments and implants of the world’s leading manufacturers are used for interventions.

At present we perform full range of endovascular procedures for congenital heart defects:

– diagnostical catheterization of the heart and vessels (angiography and cardiography);

– creation and enlargement of interatrial communication (endovascular transseptal puncture, atrioseptostomy);

– closure of interatrial and interventricular septal defects with occluders;

– embolization and closure of abnormal vessels (patent arterial duct, pathological collateral vessels, coronary fistulas, vascular malformations) using occluders, spirals and emboli;

– balloon valvuloplasty of stenotic heart valves and valve-containing prostheses (pulmonary artery  valve, aortic valve, mitral valve);

– balloon angioplasty (coarctation of aorta, pulmonary artery branches stenosis, iatrogenic arterial and venous stenoses);

– stenting (coarctation of aorta, stenosis of pulmonary artery branches, stenoses of systemic veins, iatrogenic arterial and venous stenoses).

Great experience, participation in international cardiosurgical conferences,  training in leading world clinics, scientific achievements, close cooperation with related specialists leads to excellent results in providing cardiosurgical care for children with heart defects.

We always remember that the most precious thing for parents is their child’s health.




Julia Kuzmenko Chief of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory department, Candidate of Medicine (PhD), cardiovascular surgeon of highest qualification category.

Andrey Maksimenko Chief of scientific research and advisory activity for treatment of young children department, Candidate of Medicine (PhD), cardiovascular surgeon of highest qualification category.

Arkady Dovgalyuk Head of the Laboratory of the Scientific and Diagnostic Department for Coordination of Scientific Research, Implementation and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, Training and Advanced Training of Personnel, Candidate of Medicine (PhD), cardiovascular surgeon of highest qualification category.

Marianna Radchenko Cardiovascular surgeon

Alexandra Motrechko Cardiovascular surgeon