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Transplant patient dies

Update: August, 14/2012 - 14:25

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

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