The Karlovy Vary Festival was also visited by world-renowned cardiologist Petr Neužil, who revealed his cinematic trick

“My daughter and I are going to the film Report on the Rescue of the Dead, where Vojta Dyk is in one of the main roles, and it’s a film about palliative care,” said Petr Neužil.

Director Václav Kadrnka’s film was inspired by his father’s real stroke and competes in the main section of the competition at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Cardiologist Petr Neužil

Photo: Michaela Feuereislová

According to the head of the cardiology department of the Na Homolce hospital in Prague, the fictional film also addresses topical issues in the field of health.

“I think we are beyond the limits of ‘just’ saving lives. Of course, we have to move in the direction of improving life. Medicine has borders and I as a lover of medicine have borders. technologies applied to medicine and health, I would like to save everyone, but I cannot, ”he told Novinky.

“So at a level where myself, as a doctor, I already understand that this is not possible, the point is that a patient who has no chance of survival will live in a certain quality. that he’s not in pain, that he’s with his family and that he’s kind of ready to go, “he added.

Professor Petr Neužil (right), who performs unique interventions.

Photo: Na Homolce hospital archives

The world-famous cardiologist and teacher participates in the Karlovy Vary festival as a visitor, but he explained that many local participants and organizers are among his patients.

“Of course, I’m bound by medical confidentiality, but I can say that I call my patients ‘paws’, and the question is when ‘paws’ becomes a buddy, or vice versa. And in the case of the festival from Karlovy Vary, a number of “pacos” are already in the twinning phase, ”he said.

He added that luckily he still did not have to intervene here as a doctor and could fully enjoy the film festival. “Everyone here looks healthy, but the question is what health is. We say everyone has a diagnosis, but the question is what diagnostic method to use to understand it. This means that they are not healthy, but that they have a potential diagnosis, ”explained the medical humor.

The cardiologist also thanked the directors of the Karlovy Vary festival via Novinky. “I want to thank you for being here and for allowing me to feel the atmosphere, Jiří Bartošek and M. Och, who have taken on the very important and crucial role of artistic director after Eva Zaoral, who is also my patient. and wish him good health, ”he added.

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