NEW CLOT PUMPING-OUT SYSTEM SAVED THE FIRST ISRAELI PATIENT
Michael Gelbard in the intensive care unit recovers after the procedure
“Because of the trauma that preceded this hospitalization and the risk of severe bleeding, it was not possible to provide medical treatment that would dissolve the clot. However, there was a danger to the patient’s life. We understood that time was running out and his condition required immediate intervention. It was decided to use a clot pumping-out system recently acquired by the Hadassah Clinic, which is one of the most advanced technological tools for removing blood clots in the world,” recalls Dr. David Planer, Head of the Cardiac Catheterization Department at the Hadassah Clinic.
Together with Dr. Planer, the emergency procedure was performed by cardiologists Dr. Gabi Albaz-Griner and Dr. Zahi Abu-Ghosh, as well as an anesthesiologist Dr. Hassan Asadi, nurse Liz Matzkina, technician Yael Nirghorn and representatives of the company Neopharm, which developed this innovative technology.
Team of cardiologists in a catheterization ward
“At the Hadassah clinic, we are constantly introducing innovative technologies in all areas of medicine, and I am proud of our excellent specialists who use them so successfully,” said the CEO of the clinic, Prof. Yoram Weiss.
“This is a truly remarkable example of cooperation between multidisciplinary specialists, cooperation that always brings great results,” says the head of the Cardiology Department, Prof. Ofer Amir.
For the second year in a row, the Cardiology Department at the Hadassah Clinic has been included in the prestigious ranking “The best clinics in the world” by Newsweek magazine.