Doctors from the Cardiovascular Centre under the Hue Central Hospital have successfully transplanted a heart for a 26-year-old patient.
This is the second heart transplant conducted in Vietnam and the first one performed by local doctors.
According to Prof. Dr. Bui Duc Phu, the Hospital’s Director, the heart transplant for patient Tran Mau Duc, now living in Phu Hoi, Hue City, took place over five hours, beginning at 10pm on March 1st.
At around 10am on March 2nd, patient Duc was fully conscious again. He was able to move a little bit, hear and understand what people around him were saying.
Upon receiving the success of the heart transplant, State President Nguyen Minh Triet sent a flower basket to congratulate doctors and nurses at the Hue Central Hospital.
Translated by Mai Huong