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Nork-Marash Medical Center Started Testing Patients with Ortho’s Antibody Tests to Covid-19

Jun 17, 2020

Nork-Marash Medical Center - a Teaching hospital and Biomedical research facility in Yerevan, Armenia, focused on cardiac care and led by Dr. Mikayel Adamyan has started testing patients with Ortho’s antibody tests to Covid-19.


With 100% specificity and 100% sensitivity after 8 days our TOTAL anti-SARS-CoV-2 test is an excellent aid in the diagnosis of infection caused by the COVID-19 virus and it was what made Chief of the NMMC Dr. M. Adamyan and Chief of the Laboratory Drª Abramyan Gretta take the final decision to use Ortho’s antibody tests in this  important cardiac care center. 


About Nork-Marash Medical Center 

For over 25 years "Nork-Marash" Medical Center has been a dynamically developing heart center. Through innovation and hard teamwork headed by Hakob (Hrayr) Hovakimyan- a leading cardio-surgeon from Albert Starr Academic Center (USA) - and support of Sacred Heart Medical Center ( Spokane, Washington, USA), Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), the center has been able to expand both the quantity and quality of the volume of cardiac interventions (operations) in Armenia. The desire to expand our knowledge, research and accumulation of advanced experience by employees of the Center, as well as the invaluable assistance provided by the Armenian and the US government, has contributed to providing more availability of cardiac surgery to CIS/European countries.


The center has performed all kinds of operations for the treatment of congenital and acquired heart diseases (except transplantation). It has engaged in various operations on the great vessels and for the treatment of coronary artery disease, operations with minimal invasive access with no age and weight restrictions for the patients. All children (Armenian citizens) 0-18 are operated free of charge as part of our ethical codes.


The Center is equipped with all the necessary modern equipment and facilities designed for full diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with cardiac symptoms.


The Center is also a base for training new personnel in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery (postgraduate training). It has a weekly conference culture: Journal Club, Pathological Conference, and regular scientific discussions that contribute to the international medical community. From the very beginning of the Center`s existence, the basic principle of staff work has been team culture.


NMMC provides help not only to citizens of Armenia, but also patients from the neighboring CIS countries (Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan). The number of foreign patients is increasing year by year. The Center has developed a program to provide health and welfare services to foreigners. One of the objectives is to facilitate moral, psychological and household difficulties and minimize the patient`s length of stay away homeland (reduction of the term of patient’s stay outside home). All online consultations are free of charge.


"Nork-Marash Medical Center" – Heart center with heart.


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