88 year old woman placed stent after infarction

Doctors of Xuyen A Hospital in Ho Chi Minh has placed a coronary stent to save an 88 year old woman from heart attack.

Doctors perform the operation on the elderly woman to palce stent (Photo: SGGP)

Doctors perform the operation on the elderly woman to palce stent (Photo: SGGP)

The woman in Cu Chi District suffered myocardial infarction threatening to her life. She was taken to the hospital when she was fatigue with ongoing acute chest pain and breathing problems. Doctors diagnosed that she had acute myocardial infarction. 

Though she was treated with drug, she still had chest pain and breathing problems. 
Accordingly, she needs an operation,doctors concluded. Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) showed that her left coronary artery is almost blocked while her right is totally blocked.

Surgeons were quickly performed on the woman to place a stent. A tube-shaped device was placed in the coronary arteries that helps supply blood to the heart and keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease.

Doctors said the operation was conducted successfully. 

By THANH SON - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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