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Vietnamese doctors perform most difficult heart surgery to save Japanese tourist

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Associate Professor Nguyen Huu Uoc, head of the Cardiothoracic Department under the Vietnam-Germany Hospital, and his associates have successfully performed the most difficult heart surgery in his 10 years of working, to save a Japanese tourist.

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The patient’s health is good. Photo: Vietnam-Germany Hospital 


The patient had been in emergency at Vietnam-France Hospital in a very serious status and would certainly die if no timely surgery was performed.

Quick online consultation with Doctor Nguyen Huu Uoc resulted in that surgery was inevitable for the patient’s survival. The patient was transferred to the Vietnam-Germany Hospital for surgery on February 17.

Dr. Vu Ngoc Tu, the lead surgeon of the surgical team said that in the past 10 years, the hospital had performed more than 200 emergency surgeries for A-type aortic arteries, none of which has been as severe and complicated as this patient.

The operation was tough and stressful, according to the team. In more than 10 hours, doctors performed the most difficult and complex techniques of open heart surgery.

Associate Professor Nguyen Huu Hieu, chief of the surgery, said that the surgery was very complicated and postoperative resuscitation was also very heavy but it was a success. The patient's health has been recovered day by day. Now, patient’s cognitive has been improved, he can identify relatives, his kidney function has been restored, his legs are considerably recuperated.



Source: Hanoitimes 

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