Vietnam conducts first solo heart transplant 

Published: 09/03/2011 05:00



Vietnam successfully performed its first human heart transplant, without foreign assistance, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue city on Wednesday (March 2).

The five-hour surgery was conducted by Bui Duc Phu, director of Hue Central Hospital, with assistance from nearly 100 hospital staff.

The patient, 26-year-old Tran Mau Duc, received the heart from a brain dead donor. He regained consciousness seven hours after the transplant.

Last June, the Hanoi-based Vietnam Military Medical University successfully conducted the first human heart transplant with support from the Taiwanese-owned Cheng Hsin Hospital. Since August 2005, the hospital had performed numerous trials on pigs.

The world’s first human heart transplant was performed in 1967.

Reported by Bui Ngoc Long

Provide by Vietnam Travel

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