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Bakulev

Emilia Glebova

Emilia Glebova

Three-year old Emilia, born with heart disease and Down Syndrome, needed to have her mitral valve replaced. Emilia was successfully operated on August 14, 2017.

Matvey Makarov

Matvey Makarov

Three-year old Matvey was born with heart disease and he has already had three open-heart surgeries. He needed two stents. Matvey was successfully operated on August 11, 2017.

Evgeni Lyakht

Evgeni Lyakht

Five-year old Evgeni needed to have his mitral valve replaced. Evgeni was successfully operated on January 26, 2017.

Roman St-Etienne

Roman St-Etienne

Five-year old Roman needed to have his mitral valve replaced. Roman was successfully operated on November 16, 2016.

Sasha Komienko

Sasha Komienko

Four-year old Sasha needed to have his mitral valve replaced. Sasha was successfully operated in October 2016.

Maria Drozhzhova

Maria Drozhzhova

Twelve-year old Maria had a a ventricular septal defect and an atrial septal defect – more commonly known as holes in her heart. Maria was successfully operated on January 27, 2016.

Oleg Karmanov

Oleg Karmanov

Nine-year old Oleg had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on October 21, 2015.

Gunesh Khasanova

Gunesh Khasanova

Tanya Kharchenko

Tanya Kharchenko

Ksenia Apanazova

Ksenia Apanazova

Fifteen-year old Ksenia previously had open-heart surgery in 2004 at age six. Her echocardiogram showed that the valve she received in 2004 was too small for her at age fifteen. Dr. Sergei Gorbachevsky, a leading specialist at the Bakulev Center, surgically replaced Ksenia's mitral valve on September 26, 2013.

Liana Shibaeva

Liana Shibaeva

Eleven-year old Liana had open-heart surgery in 2004 to correct an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD), a hole between the chambers of the heart. Her echocardiogram now showed typical signs of mitral valve incompetence. Dr. Sergei Gorbachevsky, a leading specialist at the Bakulev Center, surgically replaced Liana's mitral valve on September 3, 2013.

Daria Pasevich

Daria Pasevich

Four-year old Daria was diagnosed with a large atrial septal defect (ASD), in which the wall that separates the upper chambers of the heart does not close completely. Dr. Sergei Gorbachevsky, a leading specialist at the Bakulev Center, surgically corrected her atrial septal defect on July 11. 2011.

Elisaveta Lineva

Elisaveta Lineva

Six-year old Elisaveta was diagnosed with a VSD (ventricular septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the lower heart chambers has one or more holes. She was first operated in 2006 and had severe shortness of breath due to aortic valve regurgitation. Dr. Sergei Gorbachevsky, a leading specialist at the Bakulev Center, surgically corrected her septal defect on March 22, 2011.

Olga Kulikova

Olga Kulikova

Ten-year old Olga was born congenital mitral valve incompetence, a condition that caused her heart to not supply sufficient blood flow for normal breathing. Dr. Sergei Gorbachevsky, a leading specialist at the Bakulev Center, replaced Olga's mitral valve on February 22, 2011.

Lola Teliaeva

Lola Teliaeva

Twelve-year old Lola was previously operated in 2002. An urgent echocardiogram showed signs of mitral valve incompetence. The valves in the heart, when functioning normally, allow blood to flow only in one direction. Dr. Sergei Gorbachevsky, a leading specialist at the Bakulev Center, replaced Lola’s mitral valve on February 18, 2011.

Arina Blanar

Arina Blanar

Five-year old Arina’s echocardiogram showed typical features for hypoplasia of the left ventricle Arina was successfully operated, using a medical device called an occlude, at the Bakulev Center in Moscow on December 12, 2010.

Ksenia Bakanova

Ksenia Bakanova

Alexander Trostin

Alexander Trostin

Four-year old was diagnosed to have a single ventricle with total atrioventricular valve incompetence and pulmonary hypertension. Alexander was successfully operated at the Bakulev Center in Moscow on February 13, 2010.

Boston Children’s Hospital

Nadia Litvinova

Nadia Litvinova

Two-year old Nadia Litvinova was diagnosed with Ebstein's anomaly where her right heart ventricle was almost non-existent. Dr. Pedro Del Nido, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital examined Nadia and she was was successfully operated on August 1, 2013.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Savva Martynenko

Savva Martynenko

One and a half year Savva was born with severe congenital heart disease - hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He was successfully operated on January 9, 2015.

Slava Zharkov

Slava Zharkov

Two-year old Slava suffered from a complex heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had open-heart surgery in Berlin in 2012, however, the defect required three stages of surgical treatment. Professor Jonathan J. Rome, M.D., a leading cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, examined him and he was successfully operated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on July 17, 2013.

Cohen’s Medical Center

Tanya Pavlova

Tanya Pavlova

At age four, Tanya was given a death sentence. Doctors in Russia would not operate and in 1996 she came to the US for open heart surgery. At age ten, however, doctors in Novosibirsk said she may have an aneurysm. The aneurysm was successfully removed at Cohen's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York on April 27, 2010.

Vladimir Ivanov

Vladimir Ivanov

Fourteen-year old Vladimir was diagnosed with a VSD (ventricular septal defect), a condition in which there are one or more holes in the wall that separates the right and left ventricles of the heart. Vladimir was successfully operated at Cohen's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York on August 3, 2010.

Mayo Clinic

Fedor Elfimov

Fedor Elfimov

Eleven-year old Fedor was diagnosed with a very complex congenital heart defect called Ebstein's anomaly. Using a cone procedure, Dr. Dearani, successfully operated May 29, 2012 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Ilya Kontorin

Ilya Kontorin

Eighteen-year old Ilya had transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect and sub-pulmonary and subaortic obstruction. He has had three prior surgeries, the last performed in New Jersey on the Gift of Life program in August 2000.World renowned cardiac surgeon Harold Burkhart, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota successfully operated on February 1, 2012.

Pavel Smakovsky

Pavel Smakovsky

Four-year old Pavel had Noonan syndrome with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease that is often associated with heart defects and can cause problems with the structure of the heart. World renowned cardiac surgeon Joseph Dearani, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota repaired Pavel’s mitral valve to alleviate obstruction in the left ventricle on September 26, 2011.

Akbota Adil

Akbota Adil

Twelve-year old Akbota had to have a valve in her heart repaired. Akbota was successfully operated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on August 18, 2011.

Semeon Kokorev

Semeon Kokorev

Three-year old Semeon was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. Semeon was successfully operated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on July 20, 2011.

Dimitry Indaev

Dimitry Indaev

Four-year old Dimitry needed open heart surgery to have a valve in his heart replaced. He was successfully operated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on March 22, 2010.

Naydan Namsarayev

Naydan Namsarayev

Four-year old Naydan needed open heart surgery. Naydan was successfully operated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on January 21, 2010.

St Francis Hospital - New York

Evgeni Anashkin

Evgeni Anashkin

Sixteen-year-old Evgeni had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on December 6, 2017.

Artem Sarafanov

Artem Sarafanov

Five-year old Artem had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on May 18, 2016.

Kirill Polyansky

Kirill Polyansky

Five-year old Kirill had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on May 18, 2016.

Ramazan Urusov

Ramazan Urusov

Four-year old Ramazan had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on October 21, 2015.

Maria Parkhomenko

Maria Parkhomenko

Sixteen-year old Maria had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on November 19, 2015.October 21, 2015. The VSD repair, which was the most critical has held up. However, the ASD is gradually recurring and has been growing over time. Dr. Levchuck has accepted her for a redo sometime this summer.

Tatiana Romanova

Tatiana Romanova

Thirteen-year old Tatiana had an atrial septal defect – more commonly known as a hole in her heart. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on May 6, 2015.

Aleksandra Miklashevskaia

Aleksandra Miklashevskaia

Seven-year old Sasha had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on November 19, 2014.

Anya Kakhovskaya

Anya Kakhovskaya

Nine-year old Anna had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on September 17, 2014.

Polina Kabakova

Polina Kabakova

Fourteen-year old Polina had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on June 19, 2014.

Alexandra Cherpnina

Alexandra Cherpnina

Nine-year old Alaxandra had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on May 7, 2014.

Taisia Denezhkina

Taisia Denezhkina

Three-year old Taisia had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on May 7, 2014.

Daniel Kosinov

Daniel Kosinov

Seven-year old Daniel had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on March 19, 2014.

Maria Zharkova

Maria Zharkova

Six-year old Maria had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on December 18, 2013.

Viktoria Orekhova

Viktoria Orekhova

Five-year old Victoria had a PDA, a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on December 18, 2013.

Anastasia Bakhtiarova

Anastasia Bakhtiarova

Ten-year old Anastasia had a VSD (a ventricular septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the lower heart chambers has one or more holes. Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, was able to correct the heart condition with a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure on October 2, 2013.

Katya Lebedeva

Katya Lebedeva

Fifteen-year old Katya had a VSD (a ventricular septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the lower heart chambers has one or more holes. Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, was able to correct the heart condition with a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure on October 2, 2013.

Egor Kozhemiakin

Egor Kozhemiakin

Eleven-year-old Egor was diagnosed at birth with the congenital heart defect VSD (ventricular septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the lower heart chambers has one or more holes. Upon examination in the United States, Dr. Levchuck determined that the hole had reduced in size significantly and had virtually closed on its own. The risks of heart surgery would outweigh any potential benefit and he was medically cleared to go back home October 2, 2013.

Dasha Berdnikova

Dasha Berdnikova

Three-year old Dasha had an ASD (an atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers does not close completely. Using a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on April 17, 2013.

Igor Yuryev

Igor Yuryev

Six-year old Igor had an ASD (an atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers does not close completely. Using a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on January 16, 2013.

Viktoria Lukyanchuk

Viktoria Lukyanchuk

Six-year old Viktoria had an ASD (an atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers does not close completely. Using a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on January 16, 2013.

Sofia Popkova

Sofia Popkova

Four-year old Sofia had an ASD (an atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers does not close completely. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on October 3, 2012.

Anastasia Nabatnikova

Anastasia Nabatnikova

Five-year old Anastasia had a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on October 3, 2012.

Danila Krylov

Danila Krylov

Nine-year old Danila had PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on August 15, 2012.

Daniil Buravlev

Daniil Buravlev

Nine-year old Daniil had a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus defect), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on July 6, 2012.

Aleksandr Zhukov

Aleksandr Zhukov

Six-year old Alex has an ASD (an atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers does not close completely. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully closed the blood vessel using an amplatzer on July 6, 2012.

David Namatian

David Namatian

Nine-year old David had a coronary-pulmonary fistula - a thin vessel dropping some of the coronary blood flow into the pulmonary artery, depleting the blood flow. Using a medical device called an occluder. Dr. Sean Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated May 2, 2012.

Alina Openkina

Alina Openkina

Eight-year old Alina had a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus defect), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on February 15, 2012.

Nikita Roshchin

Nikita Roshchin

Fifteen-year old Nikita had an ASD (an atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper heart chambers does not close completely. He was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on February 15, 2012.

Dasha Gavrilova

Dasha Gavrilova

Four-year old Dasha had a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus defect), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Dr. Levchuck, Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on January 18, 2012.

Diana Krushelnitskaya

Diana Krushelnitskaya

Danil Akatkin

Danil Akatkin

Danil had coarctation of the aorta, a birth defect, meaning that the aorta narrowed. At eight months of age, Danil had open heart surgery to correct the coarctation of his aorta. The surgery was successful for a time. However, as he grew, Danil's aorta again narrowed. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Sean Levchuck, M.D., Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on March 30, 2011.

Sergei Titov

Sergei Titov

Four-year old Sergei had a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Sean Levchuck, M.D., Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital, successfully operated on February 9, 2011.

Liza Inutina

Liza Inutina

Three-year old Liza was diagnosed with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a hole between the aorta and pulmonary artery that allows oxygen-rich blood to mix with oxygen-poor blood. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Sean Levchuck, M.D., Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, successfully operated on December 22, 2010.

Tatiana Zhabina

Tatiana Zhabina

Twelve-year old Tatiana was diagnosed with an ASD, an atrial septal defect. It's a birth defect in which the wall that separates the upper chambers of the heart (atria) does not close completely. Tatiana was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on December 22, 2010.

Mikhail Nikonov

Mikhail Nikonov

Sixteen-year old Mikhail was diagnosed with a PDA, (patent ductus arteriosus), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. As a result, he had abnormal blood flow between the aorta and pulmonary artery, two major blood vessels that surround the heart. Through a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure, Sean Levchuck, M.D., Chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, successfully operated on December 22, 2010.

Evgeny Maklakov

Evgeny Maklakov

Fifteen-year old Evgeny was diagnosed with a coarctation of the aorta, a narrowing of the artery. He was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on December 1, 2010.

Alina Tsukanova

Alina Tsukanova

Eight-year old Alina was diagnosed with a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), a condition in which a blood vessel fails to close normally after birth. Alina was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on October 6, 2010.

Ludmila Loginova

Ludmila Loginova

Seventeen-year old Ludmila was diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis, a heart valve disorder that involves the pulmonary valve, which separates the right ventricle (one of the chambers in the heart) and the pulmonary artery. Ludmila was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on May 26, 2010.

Kira Gaydamaka

Kira Gaydamaka

Two-year old Kira was diagnosed with an ASD (atrial septal defect), a condition in which the wall that separates the upper chambers of the heart (atria) does not close completely. Kira was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on March 24, 2010.

Pavel Lavrus

Pavel Lavrus

Two-year old Pavel was diagnosed with an ASD (an atrial septal defect), where the wall that separates the upper chambers of the heart (atria) does not close completely. Pavel was successfully operated at Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York on March 24, 2010.

Winthrop Hospital

Sergey Massaev

Sergey Massaev

Twenty-year-old Sergei was diagnosed with an aortic valve stenosis, the valve between his heart’s left ventricle and the aorta was extremely narrow. At age nine, he was operated by Dr. Stephen Colvin at NYU Medical Center. Later, Sergei’s condition got worse and he returned to New York and was successfully operated at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York on October 22, 2010.

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