PSNews - Director of the E General Hospital, Professor, Dr. Le Ngoc Thanh on December 7 affirmed that the hospital has successfully applied the 3D technology in cardiovascular surgery.
The patient's name is D.T.T (aged 68, residing in Tran Quang Khai street, Nam Dinh city). She was hospitalized with left chest pain, difficulty in breathing, and fatigue. Her weight was only about 34kg. She was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD) six months ago.
Doctors of the E General Hospital decided that the patient should be operated due to large holes that caused negative consequences to the heart and lungs. Doctors also found that the patient had coronary thrombosis that needs emergency treatment.
The doctors then decided to apply the 3D technology in this case. The patient's narrowed coronary artery was cleared off with the stent techniques. Then doctors conducted an endoscopic surgery using 3D technology through small holes in the chest to treat the ASD. Professor, Dr. Le Ngoc Thanh was the chief surgeon in this surgery.
The surgery was successful and the patient recovered quickly. A day after the surgery, the patient was discharged from hospital. The surgery only left some small scars from 1 to 1.6 centimeter on some hidden parts of the patient’s body.
Dr. Thanh affirmed that this is the first time the 3D technology has been used in Vietnam for cardiovascular surgery combined with endoscopic ASD surgery through 4 small trocart holes in the chest. The doctors of the Cardiovascular Center of the E General Hospital have performed this operation.
The 3D technology made the surgery become "real" with clear surgery images of the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. It helps the surgeons perform the surgery smoothly, and shorten the surgery time while reducing the risk. In addition, the cost of surgery and treatment with the aid of the 3D technology is equal to normal endoscopic surgery.
The Cardiovascular Center of the E General Hospital is planning to apply the 3D technology in treating congenital heart defects, repairing valves, replacing heart valve and removing heart tumors in the future.By An Nhien