Marash Medical Center, Founded by Medical Outreach, Comes
to Artsakh Primatešs Rescue
NJ- As reported in last week's TAR int'l, Archbishop Barkev
Mardirosian, Primate of Karabagh, recently underwent triple
bypass surgery after suffering a heart attack while visiting
Catholicos Kerekin II at the latteršs summer residence in Byurakan.
was not reported was that the surgery was performed at the Nork-Marash
Medical Center (NMMC), a center known for excellence in cardiac
care and teaching, which has achieved international standards
Mardirosian's surgeon was Dr. Vilen Manukyan, Chief of Cardiac
Surgery at NMMC, and his cardiologist was Dr. Narine Gojabashyan.
NMMC was created by Medical Outreach for Armenia, Inc., Arthur
M. Halvajian, Co-Chairman, and Dr. Hagop Hovaguimian. The Pediatric
Cardiac Clinic at the Nork-Marash Medical Center is a specialized
medical unit providing high quality care for children of Armenia
and neighboring CIS countries. The Pediatric Cardiac Clinic
provides extensive and free surgical and non-surgical cardiac
medical care for Armenian children.
1995, NMMC expanded its cardiac and surgical facilities to include
the adult population as well , reaching an annual volume of
nearly 600 open-heart procedures and over 500 intra-cardiac
catheter interventions performed. In 1999, NMMC became widely
known in the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern CIS (Commonwealth
of Independent States) countries, and its foreign patient population
was as high as 17% of the total. Today the NMMC provides all
kinds of surgical and non-surgical medical care, including modern
interventional cardiology and minimal-invasive cardiac surgery
as well as electro-physiological intervention and radio frequency
ablation for arrhythmia treatment. Arrhythmia Control is just
beginning to be offered in the United States as a specialty.
Nork-Marash Medical Center is a teaching hospital for the Armenian
National Institute of Health, providing three-year residency
training programs for pediatric cardiologists and four-year
fellowship programs for cardiac surgeons.
has received support from Medical Outreach for Armenians, the
United Armenian Fund, Armenian General Benevolent Union and
Louise Manoogian Simone.
date, over 45,000 patients have been examined at NMMC, and over
2,700 patients have had surgery. The NMMC has a success rate
of 94.8%. The creation of the NMMC has been referred as the
most successful medical project developed in the former Soviet
Union. The Director of the NMMC is Lida Mouradian.
information on the NMMC is available on the Internet at http://www.nmmc.am
and the NMMC can be reached through e-mail at email@example.com,
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those
wishing to make a tax deductible donation to further NMMC's
work may send their checks to Medical Outreach for Armenians,
Inc, Post Office Box 1333, Paramus, New jersey 07653, marked