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Two-day-old cured of rare heart disorder

Update: February, 26/2015 - 09:11
The baby was born at Da Nang Obstetrics Hospital in the neighbouring province with difficulty in breathing and his body was darkening in colour. — Photo cand

THUA THIEN HUE (VNS)— The Hue Central Hospital in Thua Thien Hue Province diagnosed and rescued a two-day-old boy suffering a rare heart condition after being hospitalised on February 14.

The baby was born at Da Nang Obstetrics Hospital in the neighbouring province with difficulty in breathing and his body was darkening in colour.

After transfer to Hue Central Hospital, he was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries, a rare condition which requires urgent surgery to put the arteries in the right positions.

Nguyen Tat Dung, the physician who performed the anesthesia for the baby, said that the survival rate for babies found with the condition upon delivery was just 20 to 30 per 100,000 cases.

By Tuesday afternoon, 10 days into intensive care, the boy had recovered and could be fed milk, said Asso.Prof. Dang The Uyen, head of the hospital's ward for cardiovascular anesthesia. — VNS



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