HA NOI - A heart-transplant patient in Hai Phong, Nguyen Van Giac, 59, has died 16 months after receiving a new heart from a deceased donor.
According to Ha Noi's Viet Duc hospital, Giac was the eldest cardiac patient in Viet Nam to receive a heart transplant last year.
Giac's wife Luong Ngoc Thuy said that after the operation, his health had been good. Three weeks ago, he drove himself to the hospital to have a medical check-up.
However, two days later, he suffered a sudden stroke and died at the hospital.
Giac was one of six cardiac patients to successfully receive a new heart in Viet Nam. - VNS