33-year-old woman dies after breast implant in medical clinic in HCMC

33-year-old woman died after undergoing a breast implant in medical clinic in Ho Chi Minh City, said Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai from the Department of Health yesterday.

33-year-old woman dies after breast implant in medical clinic in HCMC

Right after receiving report of beauty salon EMCAS in District 10 about the death of the young woman, health inspectors rushed to the salon to carry out investigation. Inspectors sealed all medical record and documents relating to the case.
During the surgical procedure starting at 2.30 PM and finishing at 3.15 PM on October 17, the woman’s condition was stable.
However, five hours later, she experienced foaming at the mouth. She was taken to intensive care unit to put on ventilator. Doctors tried their best to save her; nevertheless, she suffered low blood pressure or slow pulse.
Accordingly, the salon rushed her to People’s Hospital 115 but the woman died at 10 PM on the same day. EMCAS salon expert thought she had sudden death.

By THANH AN – Translated by ANH QUAN

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