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Work experience

2015 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery

2010 - Present

National delegate

European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

2010 - Present

President

Latvian Society of Cardiovascular Perfusion

2008 - Present

Cardiac surgeon, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital

2014 - 2015

Lecturer

Riga Stradins University, Department of Surgery

2013 - 2014

Assistant

Riga Stradins University, Department of Surgery

2014 - 2014

 Invited speaker and session moderator

5th International Pediatric Perfusion Symposium

2014 - 2014

 Head of organizing committee

Annual meeting of European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

2011 - 2012

 Cardiac surgeon and head of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Latvian State Centre for Aquired Cardiac Surgery, P.Stradins University Hospital

2005 - 2009

 General surgeon on duty

Emergency Department of the City Hospital of Jelgava

2006 - 2008

Non-certified cardiac surgeon

Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital

2003 - 2008

 Resident of cardiosurgery under the guidance of Prof. A. Lācis

Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Children’s University Hospital

2001 - 2001

Nurse assistant

Braille Aged Care Facility

1995 - 1995

Nurse assistant

The Latvian State Hospital “Gaiļezers”, Intensive Care Unit

Education and training

2008 - 2011

Dr. med.

Riga Stradins University

„Myocardial protection and cardiopulmonary bypass in pediatric cardiac surgery. Biomechanical and structural properties of neonatal coronary arteries"

2003 - 2008

Residency in Cardiac surgery

Rīga Stradins University

1996 - 2003

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

The University of Latvia

1993 - 1996

High-school degree

Secondary School No.49 of Riga

Achievements

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

Presentations

  • ​Pediatric Acute Myocarditis in University Hospital within Years 2010-2015. Bergmane I., Ligere E.,Lubaua I., Lace I., Ozolins V., Smits l., Sikora N. 50th Annual Meeting of the AEPC, Rome, Italy,March 29 - March 31, 2017
  • ​​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.Ozoliņš, E.Ligere, A.Lācis. 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.Ozoliņš, E.Ligere, A.Lācis. 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.Ozoliņš, E.Teivāne, I.Bergmane, A.Lācis. 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.Ozoliņš, E.Teivāne, I.Bergmane, A.Lācis. 8th International Congress of the Croatian Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Technology, Malinska, Croatia, May 06 – May 09, 2010

Field of research

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

Supervised study programme


Rīga 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​​


Left Atrium Tissue Structure and Histochemical Changes in Case of Congenital Heart Disease: Pilot Research. Emīls Šmitiņš, Māra Pilmane, Normunds Sikora / Collection of Scientific Papers 2015 : Research articles in medicine & pharmacy / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2015. - P.300 - 310.​​

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 / Rīga Stradiņš 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 / Rīga Stradiņš 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.Öchsner ...[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.Öchsner ...[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.Lāce, 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 citējamā izdevumā.

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. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Elektrokardiostimulatoru mājas monitorēšanas programma bērniem Latvijā / N.Sikora, I.Lāce, I.Lubaua ...[u.c.] // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.2 (2015, febr.), 22.-26.lpp.

Retas iedzimtas plaušu asinsvadu anomālijas un iedzimtas sirdskaites veiksmīga ķirurģiska korekcija zīdaiņa vecumā : klīniska gadījuma apraksts / N.Sikora, I.Lāce, I.Lubaua ...[u.c.] // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.2 (2015, febr.), 20.-22.lpp.

Abstracts​​


Audu bioimplanta Cardiocel strukturālās un biomehāniskās īpašības un lietojums bērnu kardioķirurģijā / Valts Ozoliņš, Lauris Šmits, Normunds Sikora ... [u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 166.lpp.


Infekciozais endokardīts Bērnu klīniskās universitātes slimnīcas pacientiem no 2010.-2015.gadam / E.Ligere, I.Bergmane, N.Sikora ... [u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g.17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 163.lpp.

Aortas biomehāniskās īpašības jaundzimušajiem un zīdaiņiem / E.Teivāne, N.Sikora, V.Kasjanovs ...[u.c.] // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 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 vainagartēriju biomehāniskās īpašības jaundzimušajiem - pirmie rezultāti / N.Sikora, L.Šmits, V.Kasjanovs ...[u.c.] // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 225.lpp.

Contacts

Colleagues

Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Edvīns Miklaševičs
Academic Staff, Director
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Gaida Krūmiņa
Academic Staff
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ināra Logina
Academic Staff
Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff