Following the unsuccessful treatment of two children with a severe form of congenital heart defect, who were also treated at a specialized center in Israel, the UKC Ljubljana emphasized that the treatment of patients is proceeding smoothly despite the departure of one of the children’s heart surgeons.
Although experts from the University Clinical Center (UKC) Ljubljana are in Israeli center sent the complete medical documentation of the mentioned sick children and were with the doctors in regarding professional questions center in contact by phone and e-mail both before and after the children traveled to Israel, they are not could to help, announced the management of UKC Ljubljana.
Regardless of the fact that these are rare and severe forms of congenital heart defects in both children, the expert director of the Pediatric Clinic of UKC Ljubljana will propose to the expert director of UKC Ljubljana an extraordinary professional inspection with external independent experts to clarify all the circumstances, they wrote. . The management of UKC expressed its condolences to the parents of the deceased children and told them that the door is always open for them to talk and help at the pediatric clinic.
After the departure of Miha Weiss, UKC Ljubljana remained with one pediatric heart surgeon, Igor Šehić. As the Czech children’s heart surgeon Roman Gebauer terminated the cooperation with UKC Ljubljana earlier this March, the institute’s management agreed with Janez Vodiškar at the beginning of the summer about 25% employment and additionally the performance of operative interventions to take over the program.
As they stated, in the middle of summer, due to additional security, Vodiškar was available during this time for possible help, which otherwise was not necessary. The activity went on smoothly the whole time, they added in a message from the management of UKC Ljubljana.
The treatment of patients with congenital heart defects was always managed by the competent specialists of the departments in which the children were hospitalized, with the consular assistance of specialists from other disciplines, if necessary, the same as in all other units of the Ljubljana University Medical Center. Clinical decisions about the care of these patients were therefore always made on this basis, as well as decisions about potential referrals for treatment abroad, they wrote.