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The European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Normunds Sikora, ECCP

Normunds Sikora
  • EBCP position Delegate
  • First name Normunds
  • Last name Sikora
  • Hospital/organization Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital; Riga Stradins University
  • Hospital/organization address Vienibas St. 45, Riga, Latvia, LV-2008
  • Email
  • Work phone number (371)29393030

WORK EXPERIENCE

22/04/2015–Present Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery

01/09/2010–Present National delegate

European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

01/03/2010–Present President

Latvian Society of Cardiovascular Perfusion

01/10/2008–Present Cardiac surgeon, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital, Riga (Latvia)

01/12/2014–22/04/2015 Lecturer

Riga Stradins University, Department of Surgery, Riga (Latvia)

03/02/2013–30/11/2014 Assistant

Riga Stradins University, Department of Surgery, Riga (Latvia)

24/10/2014–26/10/2014 Invited speaker and ??session moderator

5th International Pediatric Perfusion Symposium, Berlin (Germany)

25/04/2014–26/04/2014 Head of organizing committee

Annual meeting of European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Riga (Latvia)

01/09/2011–31/08/2012 Cardiac surgeon and head of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Latvian State Centre for Aquired Cardiac Surgery, P.Stradins University Hospital, Riga (Latvia)

01/08/2005–31/08/2009 General surgeon on duty

Emergency Department of the City Hospital of Jelgava, Jelgava (Latvia)

01/01/2006–30/09/2008 Non-certified cardiac surgeon

Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital, Riga (Latvia)

01/09/2003–30/06/2008 Resident of cardiosurgery under the guidance of Prof. A. Lcis

Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital, Riga (Latvia)

10/04/2001–26/06/2001 Nurse assistant

Braille Aged Care Facility, Perth (Australia)

01/07/1995–30/09/1995 Nurse assistant

The Latvian State Hospital “Gai?ezers”, Intensive Care Unit, Riga (Latvia)

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

01/09/2008–31/05/2011 Dr. med.

Riga Stradins University, Riga (Latvia)

„Myocardial protection and cardiopulmonary bypass in pediatric cardiac surgery. Biomechanical and

structural properties of neonatal coronary arteries"

01/09/2003–30/09/2008 Residency in Cardiac surgery

R?ga Stradins University, Riga (Latvia)

01/09/1996–31/05/2003 Medical Doctor’s Diploma

The University of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)

01/09/1993–31/05/1996 High-school degree

Secondary School No.49 of Riga, Riga (Latvia)

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

Mother tongue(s) Latvian

Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING

Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2

Certificate in Advanced English of University of Cambridge, UK

Russian C2 B2 B2 B2 B1

German A2 

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Continuing education a.o.

qualification upgrade

?Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, France,

observer under the guidance of prof. Vouhe (19.11.08.-03.12.08.) (20.11.08. – 3.12.08.)

?Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada,

observer under the guidance of Dr. Van Arsdell (2.09.04. – 30.09.04.)

?"Extracorporeal techniques in children", Hospital of Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Department of

Cardiovascular Surgery, Germany (14.11.03. – 15.12.03.)

?Intercept 2016. Milan, Italy, 21-23 April,2016

?15th European Conference on Perfusion Education and Training, Saturday 3rd October, Amsterdam,

Netherlands5th International Pediatric Perfusion Symposium, October 24 – 26, 2014, Berlin, Germany

?22nd World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, September 9 – September

11, 2012

?13th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association, Structural Heart Disease 2012, Sun

City, South Africa, July 19 – July 22, 2012

?Intercept 2012. Milan, Italy, 12-14 April,2012

?Rigshospitalet European Pediatric Perfusion Course, Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-26 November,

2010

?8th International Congress of the Croatian Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology,

Malinska, Croatia, May 06 – May 09,2010

?4th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting, Paris,

France, 08-09 July, 2010

?Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery in „Normothermia" Workshop, Paris, France, November 23

and 24, 2009

?14th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Riga, Latvia, 16 -20

June, 2008

?Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Kardiotechnik 37. Jahrestagung, Frankenthal, Germany, 1-3 May, 2008

?Applied Science for Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-19 April, 2008

?The Advance of Knowledge in Cardiac Morphology, London, England, 26-28 September, 2007

?5th EACTS/ESTS JOINT MEETING, Stockholm,Sweden (9 -13 September,2006)

?INTERCEPT 2006, Milan, Italy, 6 -8 April, 2006

?4th EACTS/ESTS JOINT MEETING, Barcelona, Spain, 24 -28 September, 2005

?15th World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Vilnius, Lithuania, 19 -23

June, 2005

?INTERCEPT 2005, Milan, Italy, 28 -30 April, 2005

?10th EUROPEAN CONGRESS on extracorporeal circulation technology, 11th –14th June, 2003,

Funchal, Portugal

?Certificate II Community Services (Aged Care Work), Perth, Australia – May, 2001

?Course in Physiotherapy (Massage) - August 23rd

- Octobert 15th , 1999

Field of research 

Cardiopulmonary bypass (2007 introduced method of cold blood cardioplegia in cardiac surgery in

Latvia)

Supervised study programme

R?ga Stradins University, Red Cross Medical College, 1stlevel professional study programme

"Cardiopulmonary bypass"

Lectured study course General Surgery

Introduction to Surgery

Projects

Researcher: State research project "Public helth improvement"

Memberships 2010 - present

Latvian Society of Cardiopulmonary Bypass

2010 - present

European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

2008 - present

Latvian Society of Cardiac Surgeons

Publications Research articles

  • Biomechanical properties of coronary arteries neonates - first results / N.Sikora, E.Teivane,

V.Kasyanov ...[et al.] // Collection of Scientific Papers 2010 : Research articles in medicine &

pharmacy / R?ga Stradi?š University. - Riga, 2011. - P.85-94.

  • Biomechanical properties of the aorta in neonates and infants / V.Kasyanov, N.Sikora, V.Ozolins ...[et

al.] // Collection of Scientific Papers 2010 : Research articles in medicine & pharmacy / R?ga Stradi?š University. - Riga, 2011. - P.60-65.

  • Biomechanical properties of coronary arteries neonates : preliminary results / V.Kasyanov, N.Sikora, A.Lacis ...[et al.] // Analysis and design of biological materials and structures / ed. by A.Ochsner ...[et al.]. - Berlin; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, 2012. - P.111-124.
  • Biomechanical properties of the aorta in neonates and infants / V.Kasyanov, N.Sikora, A.Lacis ...[et al.] // Analysis and design of biological materials and structures / ed. by A.Ochsner ...[et al.]. - Berlin; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, 2012. - P.125-132.
  • Echocardiographic follow up after surgical correction of aortic coarctation during the first year of life / I.Lubaua, I.L?ce, N.Sikora ...[et al.] // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.67, Nr.6 (2013), 466.-471.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val. - Starptautiski cit?jam? izdevum?.
  • The proper delivery pressure for cardioplegic solution in neonatal cardiac surgery - an investigation of biomechanical and structural properties of neonatal and adult coronary arteries / V.Kasyanov, V.Groma, N.Sikora ...[et al.] // Perfusion. - Vol.28, No.4 (2013, July), p.357-367
  • Elektrokardiostimulatoru m?jas monitor?šanas programma b?rniem Latvij? / N.Sikora, I.L?ce, I.Lubaua ...[u.c.] // Latvijas ?rsts. - Nr.2 (2015, febr.), 22.-26.lpp.
  • Retas iedzimtas plaušu asinsvadu anom?lijas un iedzimtas sirdskaites veiksm?ga ?irur?iska korekcija z?dai?a vecum? : kl?niska gad?juma apraksts / N.Sikora, I.L?ce, I.Lubaua ...[u.c.] // Latvijas ?rsts. - Nr.2 (2015, febr.), 20.-22.lpp.

Abstracts

  • Aortas biomeh?nisk?s ?paš?bas jaundzimušajiem un z?dai?iem / E.Teiv?ne, N.Sikora, V.Kasjanovs ... [u.c.] // 2010.gada Zin?tnisk?s konferences t?zes (R?ga, 2010.g. 18.-19.mart?) / R?gas Stradi?a universit?te. - R?ga, 2010. - 231.lpp.
  • Biomechanical properties of coronary arteries neonates / V.Kasyanov, N.Sikora, V.Ozolins ...[et al.] // 4th International Conference of Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (Paris, France, July 8-9, 2010) : Abstracts. - Paris, 2010. - P.184-185.
  • Biomechanical properties of the aorta in neonates and infants / V.Kasyanovs, N.Sikora, V.Ozolins ...[et al.] // 4th International Conference of Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (Paris, France, July 8-9, 2010) : Abstracts. - Paris, 2010. - P.183-184.
  • Sirds vainagart?riju biomeh?nisk?s ?paš?bas jaundzimušajiem - pirmie rezult?ti / N.Sikora, L.Šmits, V.Kasjanovs ...[u.c.] // 2010.gada Zin?tnisk?s konferences t?zes (R?ga, 2010.g. 18.-19.mart?) / R?gas Stradi?a universit?te. - R?ga, 2010. - 225.lpp.

Presentations 

  • The proper delivery pressure for cardioplegic solution in neonatal cardiac surgery – an investigation of biomechanical and structural properties of neonatal coronary arteries. N.Sikora, A.Lacis, V.Ozolins, E.Ligere, L.Smits, V.Kasyanov, V.Groma. 22nd World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Vancouver, Canada, September 9 – September 11, 2012
  • The proper delivery pressure for cardioplegic solution in neonatal cardiac surgery – an investigation of biomechanical and structural properties of neonatal coronary arteries. N.Sikora, A.Lacis, V.Ozolins, E.Ligere, L.Smits, V.Kasyanov, V.Groma. 13th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association, Structural Heart Disease 2012, Sun City, South Africa, July 19 – July 22, 2012
  • The proper delivery pressure for cardioplegic solution in neonatal cardiac surgery – an investigation of biomechanical and structural properties of neonatal coronary arteries. N.Sikora, A.Lacis, V.Ozolins, E.Ligere, L.Smits, V.Kasyanov, V.Groma. 12th Conference of the Baltic Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Riga, Latvia, May 17-19, 2012
  • Myocardial protection in pediatric cardiac surgery. N.Sikora, L.Šmits, V.Ozoli?š, E.Ligere, A.L?cis. 14th European Congress on Extracorporeal Circulation Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 15 – June 18, 2011
  • The metabolic changes in fresh versus old stored blood used in priming of extracorporeal circuit in cardiopulmonary bypass for pediatric patients. N.Sikora, L.Šmits, V.Ozoli?š, E.Ligere, A.L?cis. 14th European Congress on Extracorporeal Circulation Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 15 – June 18, 2011
  • Myocardial protection in pediatric cardiac surgery – first results of the research. N.Sikora, L.Šmits, V.Ozoli?š, E.Teiv?ne, I.Bergmane, A.L?cis. 8th International Congress of the Croatian Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology, Malinska, Croatia, May 06 – May 09, 2010
  • The metabolic changes in fresh versus old stored blood used in priming of extracorporeal circuit in cardiopulmonary bypass for pediatric patients – first results. N.Sikora, L.Šmits, V.Ozoli?š, E.Teiv?ne, I.Bergmane, A.L?cis. 8th International Congress of the Croatian Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology, Malinska, Croatia, May 06 – May 09, 2010