The first results of the charitable project of the program "My heart - your heart," the ongoing in Manila (Philippines), suggest that the reuse of pacemakers, extracted from the bodies of deceased Americans, is quite effective and quite safe way to improve the quality of carein developing countries.
During the first phase of the charity project, medical equipment, donated by American citizens died, have been established in 12 patients of the Central Hospital in Manila.Financial welfare of Filipinos do not allow them to pay for the installation of new pacemakers, which cost a few thousand dollars.
After each participant underwent surgery to install the device, physicians monitor his condition for six months.The data allowed the scientists to conclude that the risk of infection when you reinstall the implantable pacemaker is extremely small, while improving the quality of life of patients is very important.
previously reported that the preparatory work for the charity program for the transfer of implant
reports on the pages an Internet resource medportal.ru, parties currently in force in the US state of Michigan program called "Your heart - my heart» (My Heart - Your Heart) is the University of Michigan Medical Center, a charitable organization «WorldMedical Relief », as well as a number of agencies, funeral services.According to the designed requirements, suitable for reuse are recognized as pacemakers, electrical charge batteries which constitute not less than 70 percent of its original capacity.
As the first patients who received second-hand American pacemakers made by citizens of the Philippines, which are in need of this device, have been unable to pay the cost of a new machine.It is planned that in the near future the project will be expanded to a number of medical facilities in Vietnam and Ghana.
In conclusion remains to add that the report on the study of the effectiveness of the charitable project of the program "My heart - your heart" was published in the pages of a specialized publication «Journal of the American College of Cardiology».
new pacemaker monitors the patient himself