Taipei Veterans General Hospital yesterday announced it had performed the successful removal of a main artery aneurysm on an 88-year-old patient. The patient, according to the cardiac surgeon in charge, Chang Hsiao-huang (張效煌), was the oldest to have received this kind of surgery. She was rushed to the hospital from Ilan County through the Hsuehshan Tunnel. Chang said the operation is especially tough for elderly patients because the main artery connects to several very important blood vessels.
Sat, Aug 26, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Artery surgery successful
STAFF WRITER WITH AGENCIES
This story has been viewed 2152 times.
Listing from 2014-07-23 to 2014-07-30
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1BSkyB to buy Europe pay-TV firm
2Competition catching up to tablet market leaders
3Isner reaches fourth Atlanta final
4Plane crash on Penghu kills dozens
5US stocks mixed after uneven earnings