|Dr Nguyễn Hoàng Định, head of the department of cardiovascular surgery at the HCM City Medicine Centre, examines a Japanese patient after hybrid cardiovascular surgery at the centre. — Photo courtesy of the HCM City Medicine Centre|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Doctors at the HCM City Medicine Centre have saved the life of a Japanese man after successfully performing hybrid cardiovascular surgery.
The 43-year-old man, a director of a Japanese company in HCM City, was transferred on July 27 to the hospital’s emergency department from FV Hospital after experiencing sudden severe back pain and weakness in his legs.
The man, who has a medical history of hypertension and obesity, was diagnosed with an acute type-B aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition that requires timely surgical intervention. The patient is in stable condition.
For patients who develop complications, mortality from type-B aortic dissection is significant, ranging from 10 to 25 per cent, according to Dr. Nguyễn Hoàng Định, head of the department of cardiovascular surgery.
Hybrid cardiovascular surgery combines cardiac surgery with an interventional (catheter-based) approach. — VNS