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.