Our research and educational work is the key to high-quality care and excellent treatment results in UCCC. We are constantly looking for new effective and safe treatments for the most complex heart disease.
UCCC is the main Ukrainian and one of the largest in European and North American institutions, which treat congenital heart disease.

Main fields of research:

  • Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease;
  • Early repair of critical congenital heart disease;
  • Application of autologous umbilical cord blood for the cardiopulmonary bypass in newborns;
  • Transcatheter implantation of mitral valve and aortic valve prostheses;
  • A study of morphological, pathophysiological and biochemical features of congenital heart defects;
  • Congenital heart disease in adults (ACHD/GUCH).
  • Telecommunications technologies for highly specialized cardiac surgical care;
  • Quality control and assurance, registries and databases in cardiac surgery.

UCCC is a clinical base for the Division of pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery at P. L. Shypyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate education, which is the only such division in Ukraine.


Our innovations:

1992 First neonatal open heart surgery in the post-Soviet area

1992 First arterial switch operation in the post-Soviet area

2009 World’s first open heart surgery using autologous umbilical cord blood

2010 Ukraine’s first simultaneous open heart surgery and liver tumor surgery

2010 Ukraine’s first Nikaidoh operation

2011 Ukraine’s first neonatal Ross operation

2012 Ukraine’s first Ross II operation

2013 Ukraine’s first cone reconstruction of tricuspid valve

2015 Ukraine’s first atrioventricular valve cylinder replacement

2016 First in-man Xpand® (TAVR) device implantation

2016 First in-man HighLife® (TMVR) device implantation

Specialists of the Center are active members of European, American and other international professional medical associations, including the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and European Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Association (ECHSA). The Center continually presents scientific papers at the annual meetings of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).


We offer short-and long-term educational programs for professionals interested in congenital and acquired heart defects in specialties: cardiovascular surgery, pediatric cardiology, cardiology, pediatric anesthesiology.



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