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Viet Nam hospital achieves rare medical feat

Update: December, 18/2015 - 17:02
Viet Nam has become only the sixth country in the world to transfer a patient on extracorporeal life support, on what is effectively a modified heart-lung machine that pumps and oxygenates blood and performs dialysis, to another country. — Photo Family Medical Practice Viet Nam

HCM CITY — Viet Nam has become only the sixth country in the world to transfer a patient on extracorporeal life support, on what is effectively a modified heart-lung machine that pumps and oxygenates blood and performs dialysis, to another country.

Doctors at Family Medical Practice Viet Nam succeeded in transferring a foreign patient with cardiac and respiratory failure back home by air on Sunday.

The patient was placed aboard a Viet Nam Airlines ATR aircraft customised by FMP into an air ambulance with an ICU ventilator and monitoring system.

The patient was reliant for survival on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine (ECMO), which allows the heart and lungs to rest.

Traditionally, doctors have used it to support newborn or premature babies and provide cardio-pulmonary support to patients recovering from lung failure, heart failure, or surgery.— VNS


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