|A doctor visits Tống Văn Chè after the heart surgery. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Xuân|Viet Nam News
ĐỒNG NAI — A man who suffered from cardioclasis was saved by doctors at Thống Nhất General Hospital in the southern province of Đồng Nai on Monday.
Tống Văn Chè, 53, residing in Vĩnh Tân Commune, Vĩnh Cửu District of Đồng Nai Province, was crushed by a concrete mixer, resulting in severe trauma to his chest and cardioclasis.
The accident occurred while he was sleeping on a hammock that was hung under the concrete mixer.
At the time of hospitalisation, Chè was semi-conscious, bleeding, had no pulse, very low blood pressure and pale skin.
CT scan results showed that the patient suffered from cardioclasis and his pericardium was torn, sternum was broken and lungs were stamped. Doctors, therefore, decided to go in for immediate surgery.
The patient was saved following a three-hour operation.
According to Dr. Bùi Văn Linh, deputy head of the Chest Operation Department, the case was challenging because surgeons had to be quick and precise to avoid affecting the heart’s functions since the patient’s heart was still working.
Dr. Linh said “The patient was bleeding too much due to cardioclasis. The risk of him dying was very high.”
"At present, the patient’s health condition is better," the doctor said. — VNS