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Surgeons save newborn suffering from heart disease

Update: July, 04/2016 - 17:28
The baby is in good health ten days after surgery to treat heart problems. – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI  Surgeons of Hà Nội’s Heart Hospital have performed a successful operation on a newborn baby, weighing 1.5kg, suffering from severe heart disease.

The baby was born at 37 weeks in the northern province of Hải Dương. Six days after the delivery, the infant was admitted to Hà Nội’s Heart Hospital for special surgery for complicated heart problems.

Vương Hoàng Dung, a doctor with the hospital’s Intensive Care Department, said the baby had been diagnosed with congenital heart defects, pale skin and jaundice.

The baby was at risk of heart failure.

The surgery, lasting an hour and a half, went well. The infant is in good condition and is still in the intensive care unit.

The baby will be discharged from hospital later this week, as scheduled.  VNS



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