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A 37-year-old patient with end-stage heart failure was saved: a fast-paced trans-Vietnamese heart transplant and transport case at Hue Central Hospital

07/05/2022 12:21 GMT+7

Hue Central Hospital has just successfully performed the 8th heart transplant for a 37-year-old patient (residing in Quang Binh province) with end-stage heart failure.

Previously, on May 5, a team of experts from Hue Central Hospital was supporting and transferring kidney transplant techniques to Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital (Ho Chi Minh City) when they received information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Organ Transplant Coordinator announced the need to coordinate a heart for a patient at Hue Central Hospital.

Prof. Dr. Pham Nhu Hiep – Director of Hue Central Hospital immediately planned to receive organ coordination.

At 10:47 on May 6, the heart was received from an organ donor at Gia Dinh People’s Hospital, then safely transported to Thua Thien – Hue province at 13:32.

A 37-year-old patient with end-stage heart failure successfully received a heart transplant in Hue
Express transport of the heart by air from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue.

While transporting the heart, at the Cardiovascular Center of Hue Central Hospital, the patient receiving the heart, Mr. MSH (37 years old, residing in Quang Binh province, suffering from end-stage heart failure) was taken to the operating room at 12:10 pm. The doctors made skin incisions at 13:00, placed the heart and ran the circulation outside the body at 13:45.

After about 1h20 of surgery, his heart was beating again in his chest MSH

At 17:15 on the same day, the MSH patient was transferred to the cardiac resuscitation room with stable hemodynamic parameters such as pulse 86 beats/min, blood pressure 126/68, SpO2 100%.

A 37-year-old patient with end-stage heart failure was saved: a fast-paced trans-Vietnamese heart transplant and transport case at Hue Central Hospital
Hue Central Hospital successfully performed heart transplant for patients with end-stage heart failure.

This morning (May 7), MSH patient received oxygen through a mask, with good heart function.

This is the 8th trans-Vietnamese heart transplant performed by Hue Central Hospital and has the shortest time from the time the trans-Vietnamese heart is taken to the heart beating again.

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