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The Shkodër Center is a reference center for families with children with heart disease, as well as pregnant women with suspected heart disease of the fetus, from all over Albania, often in disadvantaged socio-economic conditions.
The FTGM Heart Hospital in Massa has supported the Shkodër Center by accepting emergency cases of newborns diagnosed with congenital heart disease and sometimes even pregnant women who have been diagnosed with a cardiac pathology of the fetus to deliver their babies in FTGM’s integrated birth areas.
- improvements in diagnostic activities,
- facilities to carry out surgery at the FTGM Heart Hospital,
- training in the fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease,
- support for follow-up for post-operative patients.
The project provides:
⮚ state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, to encourage optimal diagnostic capacities and to share methods among the professional medical staff of the two institutes;
⮚ teleconsultation between the Shkodër Center and the FTGM Heart Hospital in Massa, in order to provide specialist advice, also in real-time, to the doctors at the Shkodër Center, both for pre- intervention diagnosis activities and follow-up management;
⮚ funds for the surgical treatment of children, newborns and pregnant women with fetuses with cardiac disease sent by the Shkodër Center, including elective or emergency conditions;
⮚ on-site information and training for the fetal diagnosis of congenital heart diseases.