HEART SURGEON MIRO KOŠAK (1919-2010) AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY IN SLOVENIA

  • Zvonka Zupanič Slavec
  • Ksenija Slavec

Abstract

Heart surgeon Miro Košak was a pioneer of modern cardiovascular surgery in Slovenia; in 1958, he performed the first open-heart surgery with extracorporeal circulation, in 1965, the first implantation of heart valve and pacemaker, and in 1971, the first bypass on coronary arteries. He also paved the way for heart transplantations that followed.

 

Keywords: History of medicine, 20th century cardiovascular surgery, Miro Košak,Ljubljana, Slovenia

Published
2018-05-07