Last update 2/9/2012 9:49:00 AM (GMT+7)

Hanoi doctors save 650g baby

VietNamNet Bridge – Doctors at Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital had successfully saved a 650g baby from a woman who was suffering from high blood pressure, said Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, head of the pediatrics department last Tuesday.

The baby weighs 1.2kg and is in good condition. (Photo: Bach Mai hospital)
Previously, the baby’s mother, Nguyen Thi Kha (43) was taken to the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology when she was pregnant for 25 weeks.

Kha was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and hypertension.

5 days after being hospitalized, Kha’s blood pressure still remained high and she was transferred to Bach Mai Hospital’s National Heart Institute.

However, her condition did not improve and she was moved to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

After 10 days of treatment, Kha’s blood pressure kept increasing. To protect the baby’s life, doctors decided to operate on Kha and take out her 28 week-old daughter on November 22.

The newborn weighed 650g and was immediately given emergency aid at the hospital’s pediatrics department.

According to Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, the baby was saved thanks to timely aids, including a respirator with natural air.

He said it was difficult to keep the oxygen concentration level low to keep blood circulating in body organs and prevent Retinopathy of Prematurity.

After being treated for 2 months and a half, the baby was discharged on Tuesday.

She now weighs 1.2kg and is in good condition.

VietNamNet/Tuoi Tre