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Cardiopulmonology department


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For the first time in the structure of the National Institute of Therapy of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the pulmonology department was organized in 1986.

Since 2010 and up to the present time the department is headed by the Chief Specialist on the specialty "Pulmonology" in the Kharkov region, doctor of medical sciences, senior researcher, pulmonologist, cardiologist of the highest category Olena Olegivna Krakhmalova.

The head of Cardiopulmonology department doctor of medical sciences, senior researcher Krakhmalova Olena Olegivna.

In 2012, due to the expansion of scientific research directions, the name of the department was changed to the department of cardiopulmonology. The employees of the department perform scientific work in the framework of scientific research, conduct advisory work among outpatient and inpatient patients, carry out on-site consultations in the regions of the Kharkiv region.

Particular attention in the department of cardiopulmonology is given to international activities: the department head and staff are the real members of the European Respiratory Society, the Ukrainian Society of Cardiology.

Tasks and functions of the cardiopulmonology department:

  • Development of protocols and guidelines for modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment of comorbid cardiopulmonary pathology in accordance with European standards and their implementation in clinical practice.
  • Survey of patients with combined cardiopulmonary pathology according to modern international standards. The patients are mostly residents of the North-Eastern region.
  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment of the risk of occurrence and complications of chronic non-infectious respiratory diseases.

pulmo2Analysis of the clinical case.

  • Expert evaluation of hemodynamics in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, chronic bronchial obstructive diseases, etc. by applying modern echocardiographic techniques and original protocols developed in the department taking into account the comorbid pathology.
  • Diagnosis of the syndrome of nocturnal apnea-hypopnea, development of therapeutic measures.
  • Diagnostics of indices of homeostasis, disturbances of cardiac rhythm and fluctuations of arterial pressure in patients with combined cardio-pulmonary pathology.
  • Treatment of patients in accordance with current recommendations of the European Community of Cardiology, the European Respiratory Society and National Orders.
  • Development of new methods forpulmonary rehabilitation of patients comorbid pathology.
  • Conducting consultative, curative and sanitary-educational work in the Kharkiv region.
  • Patenting of the new methods for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the course of the main non-infectious respiratory diseases.
  • holiterThe head of Cardiopulmonology department doctor of medical sciences, senior researcher Krakhmalova Olena Olegivna conducts ultrasound examination of the patient.

  • Popularization of scientific knowledge among the population through the publication of popular scientific articles, speaking on television, conducting sanitary education work among the population and medical workers in the form of information sheets, lectures for doctors, scientific and practical conferences, symposia.


The main research directions of cardiopulmonology:


Study of pathogenesis features, clinical manifestations and development of methods for diagnosis and treatment of comorbid cardiopulmonary pathology; study of pathogenetic mechanisms and the search for new effective algorithms for the diagnosis and treatment of bronchial asthma, COPD, pulmonary hypertension, sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.


The department uses modern laboratory and instrumental diagnostic methods:


pulmoHolter monitoring of ECG and daily monitoring of arterial pressure. methods of molecular genetic and enzyme immunoassay

doppler echocardiography

pulse oximetry

diagnostic system for the detection of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Based on the results of scientific research conducted in the department of cardiopulmonology, more than 400 scientific works were published, including 5 monographs, 7 methodical recommendations, 13 author's certificates and patents of Ukraine. The clinical base is the department of coronary heart disease for 60 beds.


Staff members of the department:

Krakhmalova Olena Olegivna

Hetman Olena Andriivna

Kolesnikova Olena Mykolaivna

Kharchenko Yulia Evgenievna

Tokarieva Alona Yuriyivna

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“L.T.Malaya Therapy National Institute of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine”


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