Emergency room doctors in Lviv used virtual reality (VR) to save a 12-year-old girl with a congenital heart defect. It was the first time Ukrainian doctors used VR to perform a surgery, they said on June 9.
Surgeons discovered that the patient’s aorta was narrower than usual, blocking normal blood flow to the body. As a result, her blood pressure was 160/180 mmHg, compared to the normal blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg.
In order to choose the most effective and least traumatic method of treatment, surgeons used VR technology to reconstruct the patient’s aorta and its branches.Ukraine performs first surgery using virtual realityRead More