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A Veteran’s Story

Take a look at this brief video which highlights the wonderful work done in CardioStart’s support by two Vietnam Veteran volunteers during our 2009 mission to Ha Noi, Vietnam. Our team went to assist the Viet Duc Hospital development program and we performed the first homograft (human tissue) replacement in Vietnam's history. Our two Vets discovered there was also a connection between themselves and the father of the boy. Despite all the pain of the war many years previously, this operation in 2009 provided healing and closure for both the [...]

Vietnam’s 1st Human Valve Replacement

Last November we had a patient named Vu. Vu received a human valve transplant from a deceased American. This procedure was the first human valve transplant done in Vietnam. During the time Vu’s stay, I had the opportunity to chat with his father. We discovered that his father and I were not only both stationed in Da Nang during the Vietnam war, but also stationed on opposite sides at the Hai Van Pass. My unit’s responsibility was to destroy any troops and supplies coming through from the north. His job [...]

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