"During the years of independence deaths from circulatory system diseases decreased by 1.9 times (from 361 to 100 thousand people in 1991, 193.8 in 2015) in Kazakhstan," the Ministry of Health and Social Development states.
Within the framework of the Program of cardiology and cardiac surgery in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2007-2009, the effective methods of prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sick and disabled people with diseases of circulatory system were successfully implemented, issues of training and retraining of specialists with cardiosurgical profile solved. Regional cardiac centers were established in Astana, Almaty and Pavlodar on the basis of the West Kazakhstan State Medical Academy named after M. Ospanov. Cardiac surgery department were opened in regional (city) hospitals.
The number of cardiac surgery has increased from 838 in 2005 to 30,249 in 2015, including more than 10 thousand open-heart surgeries and 20 thousand interventional surgical interventions.