Milestone Events

June 6–8

VIII All-Russian Congress of Arrhythmologists


The first science-and-education forum ‘Cardiology of the 21st Century: Alliances and Potential’


Reorganization through the merging to the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution “Tomsk National Research Medical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences” (Tomsk NRMC)


The 6th Meeting of Cardiologists of the Siberian Federal District ‘Translational Cardiology: The Way to Progress!’


The first in Russia apparatus for computed tomograph + gamma-camera


The first surgeries for desympathetization of the renal arteries in resistant hypertension


Organization of the Children’s Heart Center integrating the four structures of the institute: The Departments of Pediatriс Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and the Laboratory of Functional Diagnostics

The following leading scientists of the institute played the key role: Igor A. Kovalev, Evgeny V. Krivoshchekov, Alexander A. Sokolov, and Victor I. Varvarenko


Opening the Department of Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Patients (Head: Professor Aleksey N. Repin)


The first Meeting of the Cardiologists of the Siberian Federal District commemorating 25th anniversary of Cardiology Research Institute


The construction of new building for ambulatory has been completed


Hosting the Russian National Congress of Cardiologists in Tomsk


The Siberian Federal Arrhythmology Center was granted a status of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation


The third building of the institute was put into service to accommodate the Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Emergency Cardiology, Interventional Arrhythmology, and the Department of Hypertension


Opening the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Pathology and Genetic Testing (Head: Professor S. A. Afanasiev)


Opening the Branch of Cardiology Research Institute in Vladivostok


Performing the first-in-Russia surgery of endovascular correction of atrial septal defect


Opening the Chair of Cardiology at the premises of Cardiology Research Institute. The first Head: Professor V. A. Markov


The development and implementation of the regional program ‘Prevention and treatment of hypertension in Tomsk Region (2004–2008)’, which significantly contributed to a decrease in mortality of cardiovascular diseases in the region


The development and submission of the program for integral prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases ‘Tomsk initiative to healthy and prosperous Russia’ to the Tomsk Region Administration


Integration of the institute to the international program of the World Health Organization titled ‘CINDI’ (Countrywide Integrated Noncommunicable Disease Intervention)


Procurement of magnetic resonance tomograph, which was the only MRI machine in the Tomsk Region


Integration of the clinic at the premises of the institute into the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences providing high-tech medical help


Creation of the council for defense of doctorate dissertations in the Siberian Branch of the All-Union Cardiology Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR

On May 21

The clinic of the Siberian Branch of the All-Union Cardiology Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR was opened in Tyumen


The beginning of thrombolytic therapy at the prehospital stage formalized in legislation in 2009


The beginning of treatment of myocardial infarction with intracoronary thrombolysis


Creation of Health Center at the premises of sport and fitness complex Tom to accommodate the Department of Preventive Cardiology at its territory


For the first time in the USSR, intracardiac destruction of the atrioventricular junction for treatment of drug-resistant atrial fibrillation (Vikenty V. Pekarsky)


The organization of the first in the regions of Siberia and Far East the Laboratory of radionuclide methods of studies in cardiology that has been transformed to the scientific subdivision in 1984

On June 13

The Siberian Branch of the All-Union Cardiology Research Center of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR was opened comprising three departments: clinical cardiology, theoretical cardiology, and preventive cardiology

The Division of Clinical Cardiology comprised the following departments:
— Department of Emergency Cardiology
— Department of Interventional Cardiology
— Department of Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease
— Department of Hypertension
— Department of Rehabilitation of Myocardial Infarction Patients
— Department of Electrophysiology Studies
— Radiodiagnostic Laboratory
— Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory
— Scientific-Advisory Department

The Division of Theoretical Cardiology comprised the following departments:
— Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology
— Laboratory of Extreme State Pathophysiology
— Laboratory of Myocardial Metabolism
— Laboratory of Pathomorphology

The Division of Preventive Cardiology comprised the following units:
— Laboratory of Cardiovascular Epidemiology with Expeditionary Groups
— Laboratory to Fight Hypertension