A resident doctor in cardiology of the Heart and Vascular Centre was awarded by the international board of judges of the third pacemaker contest, which was held online due to the current epidemiological situation. Dr. Mihály Ruppert received one of the most prestigious recognitions, the award of debate skills at the World Pacing Series educational program. The young resident doctor presented the process of providing a patient having a serious autoimmune disease with a wireless pacemaker, after which he had to support the necessity and efficiency of the method with professional arguments.
At the third World Pacing Series symposium organized by Vitatron/Medtronic, there were 18 countries competing; in the pacemaker contest section, the awardees of the best case, the best presentation skills and the best debate skills were chosen out of 29 presentations. The award of the best debate skills was received by Dr. Mihály Ruppert, resident doctor in cardiology of the Heart and Vascular Centre. In his case study, he presented the process of providing a patient having a serious autoimmune disease with a wireless pacemaker. Earlier, the patient had received a traditional device, which had to be removed because of an infection, therefore a new solution was required.
“With the treatment applying a wireless pacemaker, we are able to reach the heart directly, without any cuts or wires, hence the infection can be prevented, which is especially risky in the case of such patients”, explained Dr. Mihály Ruppert.
After presenting his case study, the young resident doctor had to support the necessity and efficiency of the method with professional arguments.
“As a young physician, it is incredibly motivating that I was able to provide an answer to every professional question, with which I managed to prove the efficiency of the treatment”, said Dr. Ruppert.
Dr. Mihály Ruppert carried out his TDK (Students’ Scientific Conference) project at the Heart and Vascular Centre, and after having acquired the PhD degree, he has been working at the clinic as a resident doctor in cardiology since September 2019. He joined the pacemaker working team half a year ago; as he said, the team is extremely supportive and helpful, he presented the above mentioned case study at the international contest on the proposal of the senior colleagues working there.
The aim of the educational program called World Pacing Series, which supports the talented youth, is to promote the best practices, innovations and creative solutions worldwide.
Featured image (illustration): Attila Kovács – Semmelweis University
Translation: Katalin Illés-Romhányi