New heart technique applied for very first time in Vietnam

Doctors from the Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital conducted a surgery on a man to replace artificial heart valve in new place for the very first time.

Duong Duc Hung, head of the hospital’s Heart Surgery Division, said that doctors performed the operation on patient Nguyen The Duc, 25 in Hanoi who had undergone operations to replace man-made heart valve three times.

Dr. Hung said that the new technique to replace artificial heart valve should be applied on those who have injury in the root of the patient’s aorta. As the artificial valve is put in the normal position, it will be easily flaked off; accordingly the patient will die at anytime. The new technique can improve the flaking off.

The operation lasted 13 hours. One day after the operation, the patient has recovered and his liver and kidney function work as normal.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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