Lack of Surgeons Hits Malaysia

Mar 26, 16 Lack of Surgeons Hits Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Although thousands of children remain on the waiting list for corrective heart surgery, eight operating theatres (OTs) for cardiac surgery at Serdang Hospital remain unused for want of cardiothoracic surgeons and staff. The OTs at the RM300 million Serdang Hospital, designed to be the reference centre for cardiology,...

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Silvestre’s Operation a Heart Moving Story

Mar 15, 16 Silvestre’s Operation a Heart Moving Story

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“Mrs Chong, your son cannot live beyond two months.” This was the chilling news the doctor delivered to Veronica Chang after she had given birth to Silvestre Chong Vun Khang.Veronica felt her world crumble upon hearing this pronouncement by an attending doctor after the birth of Silvestre at a hospital in Tawau four...

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5,000 Malaysian Children Diagnosed with Heart Disease in 2013

Mar 02, 16 5,000 Malaysian Children Diagnosed with Heart Disease in 2013

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About 5,000 adolescents below 18 years old were diagnosed with heart defect at birth in Malaysia in 2013. Penang St John Ambulance state commander Dr Yee Thiam Sun said 34.3 million patients in the world suffered congenital heart disease in the same year. He said congenital heart disease patients required very sophisticated and...

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Free Treatment in India for Child Heart Patients

Mar 02, 16 Free Treatment in India for Child Heart Patients

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ST JOHN Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) Penang has joined hands with Mediassist4u to help children born with heart defects. SJAM Penang commander Datuk Yee Thiam Sun said children below 18 would be sent to the Narayana Hospital in India to undergo surgery. “This free treatment is available to all children born with the disease,...

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