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Doctors fix five-month-old girl’s heart

Update: October, 24/2018 - 07:00
A five-month-old baby with congenital heart disease recovers after undergoing heart surgery at Hoàn Mỹ-Đà Nẵng hospital. — VNS Photo Hoàng Oanh
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — Doctors from Đà Nẵng-Hoàn Mỹ Hospital have successful operated on a five-month-old baby with congenital heart disease. The child is now fully recovered 10 days after surgery.

The hospital said the girl from Quảng Nam Province was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect, or a hole in the heart, just a month after birth.

The girl then was taken to hospital for medical examinations in preparation for the heart operation in early October.

A team of doctors from the hospital successfully performed the operation on the young girl, and she is now healthy.

Doctors said she will soon be discharged from hospital.

The hospital offered the operation for free as the girl was from a poor household in the province.

According to the hospital, more than 9,000 children and teenagers in four central provinces and cities of Quảng Bình, Hà Tĩnh, Nghệ An and Đà Nẵng will be receiving free heart screening examinations following the hospital’s 2018 under-18 heart care programme.

Doctors said 116 children in the central region were diagnosed with congenital heart disease during the examinations in March, and they need surgeries later in 2018 with funding from donors and provincial children protection associations.

The city’s health department said 2,500 children under 18-years-old with heart disease in the central region have received free surgeries at the hospital since 2007. — VNS

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