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September 21, 2018

Cardiologists transplant porcine tissue valve

Cardiologists are operating on a patient.
Cardiologists are operating on a patient.

Cardiac Surgeons from Mandalay General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgical Ward, in co-operation with French cardiologists, jointly operated on a patient for the first time on Monday.
The cardiologists successfully transplanted a one-way valve made with porcine tissue from the heart of a pig. The success of the transplant is a historic landmark in the history of the cardiovascular surgery unit of Mandalay General Hospital.
“Although there are alternative methods, such as the transplanting of a mechanical/prosthetic valve, there can be such side effects as blood clotting, brain haemorrhage, stomach bleeding and over-bleeding in the menstruation period etc. But this kind of transplant can reduce the side effects.” said Associate Prof Dr Khin Maung Htwe of the Cardiovascular Surgical Ward of Mandalay General Hospital.


Thiha Ko Ko (Mandalay)


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