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Third heart transplant successfully performed

When it comes to human lives, it does not matter if it is day or night, weekend or work day

According to the previous preparations, early this morning around 6:30 am, the team of cardiac surgeons started a transplantation of a heart from a deceased donor. In the premises of the state cardiovascular surgery department, Academician Dr. Zan Mitrev together with Dr. Nikola Hristov, Prof. Dr. Sasko Jovev, Dr. Marjan Sokarovski and Dr. Vasil Papestiev from the cardiovascular surgery department accompanied by a team of anaesthesiologists, cardiac perfusionists, instrumentalists, and nurses performed this operation which lasted about 5 hours , which is  officially the third completed transplantation in our country. The family of a deceased 40-year-old woman gave consent for her heart to continue beating in the chest of a 32-year-old woman.

Another two kidney transplantations are expected to be performed today.

Many thanks to all other doctors from the cardiovascular surgery department who took part, as well as to all other members of the Zan Mitrev Clinic team, such as Dr. Tanja Angjusheva, Aleksandra Temelkovska and Katerina Ristovska-Janev.

Of course, expressions of gratitude to Doc. Dr. Maja Mojsova Mijovska , the National Transplantation Coordinator, the Ministry of Health / Ministria e Shëndetësisëand the Minister Venko Filipcе.