Supporting the clinical work of doctors in developing countries is one of the most important priorities of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI).
We are delighted to support the work of Dr Farid Rashidi, Pulmonologist and Intensivist at the Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran, through the purchase of specialist medical equipment which is used during surgery.
The newly purchased forceps from the PVRI have already been put to good use when a young CTEPH patient with distal involvement recently underwent PEA surgery and all specimen from three segments were removed. The patient recovered so well and was able to be discharged soon after the operation.
With around 30 patients undergoing PEA surgery last year without mortality at this Centre, this equipment is of vital importance.
Professor Gérald Simonneau, Founder of the French National referral Centre and who provides on-going support to Dr Farid Rashidi, congratulated the team and wished them continued success. He was delighted by their progress.