Vietnamese cardiovascular surgeons use MICS for first time

For the first time in the country, Vietnamese surgeons at a heart center of Hospital E in Ha Noi has performed a heart surgery on a 6-year-old patient using minimal invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) method.

Professor Le Ngoc Thanh, director of Heart Centerl, September 13 said that the cardiovascular surgeons have conducted successfully with new technique -minimal invasive cardiac surgery that has been used for the first time in the country.

Professor Thanh said that if  the operation was carried out in the traditional heart surgery – open surgery, cardiovascular surgeons  must see a patient’s sternum.

Moreover, a heart patient will be at high risk of more bleeding; of infection, long scar and stay longer in hospital. 

With new technique, the incision used for minimally invasive heart surgery (also called keyhole surgery) is about 3 to 4 inches

The average stay is 3 to 5 days after minimally invasive surgery, while the average stay after traditional heart surgery is 15 to 20 days.

By Minh Khang – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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