IJN successfully performs Malaysia's first total aorta replacement surgery


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  • Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Heart Institute (IJN) has successfully performed the first total aorta replacement surgery in Malaysia.

Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Paneer Selvam (pic) said that the operation was a cutting-edge procedure carried out on a patient who had a thoracoabdominal aneurysm (swelling at the lower half of the aorta or tearing of the internal wall of the aorta).

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