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MD Medical Group Investments PLC
17 August 2021

First in Russia endovascular heart surgery on a newborn performed at MDMG


17 August 2021, Moscow - MD Medical Group Investments Plc ("MD Medical Group", "MDMG" or the "Company" - LSE: MDMG), a leading Russian private healthcare provider, today announces that for the first time in Russia and in the practice of the MD Group Clinical hospital an endovascular heart surgery was performed on a premature newborn with low birth weight.


The MD Group Clinical hospital's specialists successfully performed an operation to close the arterial duct of a newborn (30 weeks gestation) with a weight of 880 grams on the 13th day after birth. The infant's weight was 1050 grams on the day of surgery.


The unique feature of the surgery is that it was performed without incisions by puncturing a vessel in the thigh area of the newborn who was implanted with a special occluder (device for closing the duct), measuring 4.0 mm.


In the past, for infants with this pathology, the duct was closed either using special drugs that have certain counterindications, or surgically during an open operation. This time, doctors decided not to use drug therapy due to its counterindications.


Mark Kurtser, CEO of MD Medical Group, said: 


"The unique operation performed by our doctors demonstrates MDMG's strong competencies in two spheres - in perinatal medicine, in which we have been specialising for many years, and in a relatively new field for us - endovascular surgery. This succesful operation will also further enlarge our possibilities in the sphere of pediatrics. Today, all our hospitals are being developed as major multifunctional centers and we will continue to introduce advanced techniques for the treatment of patients of all ages in various medical areas".


For further information please contact:




Dmitry Yakushkin

MD Medical Group Investments Plc

Tel: +7 495 139 8740 ext. 16329


Tom Blackwell: +7 919 102 9064

Sergii Pershyn: +1 929 855 8188


About MD Medical Group

MD Medical Group is a leading provider in the highly attractive Russian private healthcare service market. The company manages 42 modern healthcare facilities, including 6 hospitals and 36 out-patient clinics in Moscow and the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Perm, Samara and the Samara Region, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Yaroslavl, Ryazan, Kostroma, Novokuznetsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Barnaul, Vladimir, Tyumen, Voronezh, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, Tula, Kazan, Vladivostok, Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don.

The Company's shares have been listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE ticker "MDMG") in the form of Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) since 12 October 2012.

Since November 9, 2020 the Company's GDRs are traded also on the Moscow Exchange. Quotation is done in Russian Rubles.

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