BCI awarded young doctors in the competition “My memorable patient”

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The Bulgarian Cardiac Institute announced the winners of the first edition of the competition “My Memorable Patient” for 2021. Participants from all the Institute’s hospitals in the country gathered at the Heart and Brain Hospital in Pleven for the award ceremony.

“For us, the patient always comes first. Moreover, we do not stop paying attention to our scientific development, because our goal is to be a leading medical and scientific organization not only in the country, but also in the whole Southeastern Europe”, said Prof. Dr. Iana Simova – Executive Director of the Bulgarian CardiacInstitute at the award ceremony.

The administrative director of the Heart and Brain Hospital in Pleven, Martin Mitev, also addressed the attendees, noting the great interest in the competition on the part of all BCI clinics and the intention to make the initiative an annual one.

The idea for the ‘My Memorable Patient’ contest was the work of Dr. Anyuta Ivanova, a member of the BCI Board of Directors, who said: “BCI’s mission is to thoroughly investigate the problems of its patients, to provide them with high quality health care and to be committed to the continuing education and professional development of our physicians.”

After discussing the cases presented, the academic jury distinguished three of them:

First place: Clinic of Medical Oncology at Heart and Brain Pleven, for the article “The era of precision medicine: a clinical case of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer and a review of therapeutic options”. Authors. Ass. Prof. N. Chilingirova, Dr. M. Tsakova, Dr. Damyanov;

Second place: Clinic of Cardiology at Heart and Brain Pleven for the article: ‘Left-sided implantation of a bicuspid pacemaker with an atrial electrode implanted in the right atrial ear and a right ventricular electrode implanted by “loop and drop-down” – the methods in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava’. Authors: Dr N. Petrov, Prof. I. Simova, Dr. P. Pavlov;

Third place: Clinic of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Brain Hospital Pleven, for the article “Complete aortic arch debranching and TEVAR without extracorporeal circulation”. Authors. Dr. N. Bonchev, Dr. A. Georgiev, Dr. Y. Krasnaliev.

All interesting cases will be published in the special first issue for 2022 of the journal Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery.

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