American Heart Association

A figurative expression of the American surgeon Lilliheya, myocardial infarction, referred to as "black smallpox XX century". In fact, these global statistics are not encouraging. Thus, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 2 / 3 deaths from cardiovascular disease among persons aged 45 to 64 account for more than coronary heart disease and especially heart attacks. In the U.S., for example, die of a heart attack about 600 thousand people per year (Data of the American Heart Association), in France the victims of this disease each year are 200,000 people, of whom 50 000 die suddenly or in the early hours of the disease. In Moscow, myocardial infarction affects annually average of 3 out of 1000 men over 40 years. Throughout the world, recognized that in our country very well organized and well-developed protivoinfarktnaya service.

This includes early hospitalization of patients, special department, where apply the latest methods of treatment, and finally, rehabilitation patients. Much credit for creating the service belongs to the famous Soviet scientist: N. Anichkov, A. Myasnikov, P. Lukomsky, E. Chazov, IK Shhvatsabaya and their students.

Thus, therapists have done a lot for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. Relatively recently, the treatment of these diseases are connected surgeons. In article describes the work conducted at the Department of Vascular and coronary surgery, which is headed by Prof. D. Knyazev (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Surgery, Department of Health). Beginning Surgical treatment of acute myocardial infarction beginning in 1972 the department of vascular and coronary surgery patients enrolled AM This 52-year-old man were struck by two main arteries that feed the heart. M. 60 tablets to take nitroglycerin in the day, but no drugs have not helped. January 20 the patient developed acute myocardial infarction. It was decided to operate urgently. On this day our department kept a serious examination: and Prof.