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First Open Heart Surgery in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 23 February 2014 @ 15:21 pm | 1 Comment
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The health international network La Chaîne de l’Espoir (The Link of Hope) reports that 7 Congolese children in critical conditions benefited from open heart surgeries [fr] on February 14 in Brazzaville, Congo. With the help of the Congo Assistance Fundation as well, Prince Béni and Maya, both suffering from cardiomyopathy were operated for several hours as told in the following report  [fr]:
Elle a dix ans et ne pèse que quinze kilos. Son cœur fonctionne mal. Il l'empêche de s'alimenter et donc de grandir. La petite fille doit être opérée le plus vite possible. L'intervention dure six heures.
(Mayala) is ten years old and weighs fifteen pounds. Her heart is malfunctioning. It prevents her from getting nutrients to all her cells and therefore growing. The girl needed an operation as soon as possible. The procedure took six hours.
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 7 Congolese children in critical conditions benefited from open heart surgeries [fr] : http://www.chainedelespoir.org/tous-les-dossiers/les-premieres-operations-a-coeur-ouvert-du-congo-brazzaville/
 the following report: http://www.france24.com/fr/20140214-reporters-congo-brazzaville-operation-coeur-ouvert-chaine-espoir-france24/
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