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Doctors perform aortic valve operation

Update: February, 02/2016 - 08:00
Doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City have saved the life of a woman and her baby after performing a successful aortic valve-sparing operation.— Photo thanhnien.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — Doctors at Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City have saved the life of a woman and her baby after performing a successful aortic valve-sparing operation.

The Stanford type A acute aortic dissection was performed on the woman who was 34 weeks pregnant.

On January 21, the 31-year-old woman from Kien Giang Province was sent to the hospital's emergency department after a sudden onset of severe chest pain and shortness of breath.

She was diagnosed with acute aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition that requires early diagnosis and treatment for survival, said Nguyen Thai An, head of the hospital's post-anesthesia care and cardiac surgery department.

A team of surgeons from Cho Ray and Hung Vuong Obstetrics Hospital conducted an eight-hour operation, including an emergency Cesarean section to deliver the baby and repair the dissection.

The patient and her 2.6-kg son are in stable condition, An said. — VNS

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