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United Hospital surgeon team awarded for success in mechanical heart implant

Published: 17:33, 28 March 2022

United Hospital surgeon team awarded for success in mechanical heart implant

The United Group on Sunday awarded the team consisting leading heart surgeons who performed the  country’s first Mechanical Heart Implant on a 42-year-old woman successfully at the United Hospital.

The beneficiary patient and her husband also came to share their experience after the country’s first Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) surgery at an event titled, Mechanical Heart Implant success & future planning’ arranged at the United Group Head office in the city.

During the event, an update regarding the post-surgical conditions of the patient and the lifestyle practice was presented by Dr Rafiur Rahman and Dr Arif Mohiuddin. 

This team of leading heart surgeons in Bangladesh has performed successful heart surgeries on more than 15,000 people with more than 98 per cent success rate since the inception of United Hospital bringing smiles on the faces of patients and their families.

On March 2, Dr Jahangir Kabir, Chief Cardiac Surgeon and Director of the Cardiac Centre at United Hospital along with his skilled colleagues successfully implanted a mechanical heart pump or LVAD  in the heart of the patient.

She was suffering from various heart complications for a long time known as chronic heart failure and even after she received treatment at home and abroad, her heart was becoming almost ineffective.

The patient and her family members expressed their gratitude towards Dr Jahangir Kabir, his team, and overall United Hospital Cardiac Care Center for the exceptional management.

To appreciate the milestone, Prominent Medicine specialist, the personal physician of honorable Prime Minister, Professor Emeritus Dr. ABM Abdullah and director (hospitals and clinics) of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Farid Hossain Miah were present.

DM/RC

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