|British citizen Isabelle Garrett Peel, 25,is recovering at the Đà Nẵng General Hospital in the eponymous central city. She was seriously injured in an accident near Hội An on October 27. Doctors had to perform emergency heart surgery to save her life. — VNS Photo An Dy|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — A British tourist whose right atrium (heart cavity) was punctured in a serious accident near Hội An City is convalescing after surgery and treatment at the Đà Nẵng General Hospital.
Doctor Phan Đình Thảo from the hospital’s cardiovascular surgery department said Isabelle Garrett Peel, 25, a UK national, has recovered well since a heart operation done four days ago.
Peel was on the way from Đà Nẵng to Hội An when she was injured in an accident on Friday afternoon.
Thảo said Peel arrived in the hospital with several serious injuries in the heart, lung and chest. Examination found her right atrium broken, right lung crushed and no discernible blood pressure.
She was rushed to the operation room and the surgery was performed in two hours. The doctor said Peel had been recovered and was able to communicate normally.
Last year, a Singaporean sailor was successfully treated after being brought off the coast of Đà Nẵng following an accident on a ship. In 2015, doctors at the hospital also saved an Indian captain who’d suffered a heart attack. — VNS