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Asian congress on thoracic, cardiovascular surgery
11:53, 2014/11/07
More than 700 Vietnamese and international experts assembled in Hanoi for the 24th Annual Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA 2014) from November 5-8.
As many as 300 scientific reports on valvular repair surgery, minimally invasive surgery, cardio pulmonary bypass, and intensive cardiac care units nursing were presented at the event.
Speaking at the event, themed “One Heart One Asian Team”, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said the congress provides an opportunity for doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses to exchange experience and update new knowledge and advanced technologies in diagnosing, preventing and treating heart diseases.
"Vietnam has seen remarkable progress in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery over the past 60 years. Its  nearly 30 thoracic and cardiovascular centres have conducted more than 10,000 heart-related operations." Tien added.
Established in 1972, ATCSA aims to help specialists exchange experience in this field as a contribution to boosting the trans-boundary friendship among its members. Two of ATCSA founders are Vietnamese.
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