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Save A Child from Heart Disease
Please Help Save Anastasia.


Anastasia is eleven years old. She was born with heart disease.

 

"Soon after birth, they found that Anastasia has a heart defect called patent foramen ovale. Doctors hoped that it would close on its own. Anastasia grew normally, went to school. Our cardiologist allowed her to join the swim team at age six. In August of last year, a medical exam showed that the hole in her heart had gotten bigger. And in November doctors from Tomsk came to our city Biysk. We were given an appointment. After they examined Anastasia, they told us that surgery is necessary. It will not be open-heart surgery, but through the blood vessels. Children recover much faster after such an operation. But it’s not covered under the national health insurance. We have three children, the eldest is Anastasia. I'm on maternity leave; my husband's salary is 15 thousand rubles per month (246 USD). Please Help!.” Oksana Toziyakova, Altai Region.

 
Tomsk Cardiac Surgeon Evgeny Krivoshchekov says: "Given the topography of heart disease and the presence of early signs of pulmonary hypertension, endovascular closure of the defect using an occluder is indicated."
 
Anastasia was successfully operated on April 14, 2015
at the Tomsk Cardiac Center in Siberia.
 
Anastasia's mother, Oksana, thanks everyone for their generous support, especially Russian Gift of Life USA, GTRK "Altai" television viewers and readers of Rusfond.
 

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