UNTH performs 11 fresh open heart surgeries


By Dennis Agbo

ENUGU—THE University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu, has successfully performed 11 fresh open heart surgeries, making it a total of 250 cases it has undertaken since 2003.

Among the 11 was an adult patient with  aortic aneurysm which the doctors said “is a situation when the heart gets weak, almost like awaiting death, dangerous and delicate,” but which was successfully repaired and the patient   recovering fast.

While conducting newsmen round the intensive care unit, Chief Medical Director, CMD,  of UNTH, Dr. Christopher Amah, said the feat was possible through UNTH’s foreign partner, VOOM foundation, which had been supportive with both technical and other logistics.

Amah disclosed that over 20 other open heart surgeries would be performed in the hospital before the end of 2017.

He said: “This is the climax of surgeries doctors can…

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