First ever heart transplant successfully conducted in Hue
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HA NOI – A human heart transplant was successfully performed by Vietnamese doctors from the Cardiovascular Faculty of the Hue Central Hospital on Wednesday.
“This is the first ever heart transplant to be performed by local doctors without the support of foreign experts,” said the hospital’s director, Bui Duc Phu.
Patient Tran Mau Duc , a 26-year-old man from Phu Hoi Ward of Hue City, underwent surgery following a year’s treatment.
“The patient awoke seven hours after the operation and was able to move and hear,” said Phu.
“At present, Mau’s health figures are very good,” confirmed Phu.
President Nguyen Minh Triet sent flowers to the medical team in recognition of their success.
There were six patients awaiting heart transplants at the hospital, but finding donors was difficult, said Phu said.
Viet Nam’s first heart transplant was carried out at the Military Medical Institute 103 with the support of Taiwanese experts in March 2010. – VNS