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In the Zan Mitrev Clinical Hospital, Rinisa was born for the second time

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17.09.2019

In the Zan Mitrev Clinical Hospital, Rinisa was born for the second time

On her first day in life, Rinisa faced a huge problem, a problem that meant life or death, for her. Unwillingly, she started fighting for life on the first moment when she got it. She fought with all forces, where even seconds were important.

Rinisa was born on August 1st, at the General Hospital in Struga and already on August 2nd she was brought to our clinic. The urgency of the situation allowed no delay or hesitation what to do. It was immediately established that she was oxygen dependent and that this was the initial motive, to move her to the Clinic for Pediatric Diseases in Skopje. There, after the completed analysis and done echocardiography, it was found that she had a serious congenital heart defect, i.e. a transposition of the large blood vessels and was immediately moved in the Zan Mitrev Clinic. From the very first moment of arrival at our clinic, our medical team immediately began preparations for the realization of an operative treatment.

– We reacted urgently because that condition, and that type of heart defect, requires immediate reaction because if left untreated it can end up as fatal. Immediately after her arrival, we right away have started the therapy according to the protocol, so that we should start the surgery. It is a specific therapy that was made with all the pre-surgical analyzes which needed to be done, so that the child may be urgently brought into the surgical hall. The next day we entered in the surgical hall and have done an extremely difficult surgery that was made by our team, with an exclusive success. After the completed surgical treatment we as a team were standing before another great challenge, because this is a serious congenital heart anomaly which has a very low survival rate in the world and in far more developed cardiac surgery centers. Postoperatively, we also met great challenges as pediatricians. However, our maximum given in that recent period, has given a fruitful result, so that Rinisa has not only lived to go home, but she left in a superb state. She is perfectly healthy, cheerful happy baby, with a weight gain and with neat vital parameters. Let us mention that she was admitted in the clinic with a saturation of 60% and now we release her with a 100% oxygen saturation. She is now a very nimble and cheerful baby to the general delight of us all, and of course the relief to the parents, who are here and looking forward to taking her home. It remains to follow her on the regular checkups and to honor us with her presence, to watch her grow – says d-r Jordanka Madzoska, a pediatrician in our clinic.

– This is a huge success, first and foremost for the saved life, for our clinic, for the team of doctors and for the whole staff working here and of course for our entire country, because we equalize ourselves with the world-class centers that have long been operating in the children’s cardiac surgery.

– This exactly, is just another proof that we are doing a great cardiac surgery and an excellent post-operative program, that results in one month after this complex surgery, that made a small baby to go home healthy. The Zan Mitrev Clinic is in the rank, among the world’s top cardiac surgical centers – adds d-r Madzoska.

The parents are more then happy that their firstborn, despite the enormous risks and problems, is leaving home healthy and smiling.

– Warm thanks to the whole team and especially to D-r Zan Mitrev, who has saved our child. We went through difficult moments. However, we knew deep down that we were in the right place, and that it will give our child a full health protection and care. We see this hospital as our daughter’s second birth place. She was once born in the Struga hospital, after which she was given another life, exactly here at the “Zan Mitrev” Clinical Hospital. We are overjoyed to finally go home with our dearest one – stated the mother, before leaving the ward where Rinesa was nursed.