PSNews - Doctors of Children Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh city have successfully saved a 20 day old newborn baby girl, weighing 900 grams, who had suffered from serious congenital heart disease, the hospital announced on March 28.
The baby girl was the lightest infant in Vietnam that was saved by doctors by using cardiovascular interventional technology to cut a narrow segment of the circuit.
According to the hospital, the baby girl had been born at 31 weeks in an obstetric hospital in HCMC, and she was urgently taken to Children's Hospital 1 on March 3 after the infant had been diagnosed with congenital heart defects.
|The baby girl was the lightest infant in Vietnam that was saved by doctors by using cardiovascular interventional technology to cut a narrow segment of the circuit.
Doctors decided the baby must have taken a surgery as soon as possible, although it would be a very difficult and dangerous case as the infant’s body was too small.
But if the surgery had not been conducted, according the doctor, the patient would have risked many injuries, such as kidney failure, necrotizing enterocolitis, pneumonia, sepsis and multiorgan failure.
The doctors of Children’s Hospital 1 then held a consultation to find the best solution, and decided to conduct a surgery on the baby on March 23 after 20 days of preparation.
After an hour conducting the operation, the surgical team succeeded in saving her life. The baby now still needs nasal breathing aid and G-tube but she has signs of recovery.
By Phung Nguyen