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Medics perform St Helena’s first heart op

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Medics on St Helena have saved a patient’s life by performing the island’s first-ever heart surgery, reports St Helena Government. 

It was carried out in at the hospital Jamestown by Senior Medical Officer Dr Attila Frigyesi and Surgeon Dr Carlos Soto on Friday 16 January 2015, assisted by the theatre nurses.

The emergency surgery was successful and the patient was doing well and recovering at home, said a press release. 

Dr Atilla said: “Friday’s operation highlights the fact that it is possible to perform relatively advanced healthcare on St Helena if we have appropriate trained staff and suitable equipment.

“I would like to thank all of the team involved for their efforts in saving the life of this patient.”

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