Head of the Department of Intensive Care and Cardiac Surgery Dr. Nguyen Thai An said that during the surgegy, pericardial effusion happened because the recipient’s heart chamber is large while the donor’s heart is small.
At present, the man can eat and walk like healthy people. Yesterday, he was discharged. Dr. Thai An warned him not to smoke or inhale smoke because it is not good for new transplanted heart.
The heart transplant is a big achievement of Cho Ray surgeon teams with the help of Viet-Duc Hospital. Deputy director of Cho Ray Hospital Dr. Tran Minh Truong said that surgeons are confident to perform heart transplant surgegies in the future.