First heart surgery at City Of Health

(MENAFN-Panama Newsroom)

A 36-year-old patient with a congenital heart defect has become the first to undergo heart surgery at the recently opened Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute in Health City, TVN reports.

According to Dr. Camilo Rodríguez, medical director of the City of Health, the patient’s cardiac effect was closed by placing a biological patch to correct the poor blood communication, at the same time he explained that he had to be responsible for perform the first heart surgery, assessing that the installed equipment was working properly and had the appropriate supplies; and with the “first successful operation”, it will be possible to gradually increase cardiac interventions, which will reduce the list of patients waiting.

For the development of the entire patient preparation and the surgical process, “the teamwork of the health personnel of the Social Security Fund was essential”, underlined Minnelly Diaz Surgical nurse – perfusionist.

At the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, the specialty covers three types of diseases: pulmonary, cardiac and peripheral vascular diseases. Thus, since the inauguration of the ICT on July 12, more than 30 fistula surgeries have been performed on patients with chronic renal failure. and seven lung operations.

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