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Surgeons complete key heart surgery despite fire outbreak in hospital

A team of surgeons has warmed the hearts of many after successfully completing a key surgery despite the hospital catching fire.

The doctors were conducting a crucial heart surgery when the fire broke out.

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According to reports, the surgeons had just cut open the patient’s chest when the fire started, but decided to continue with the surgery until it is complete.

This was made possible after the chief surgeon, Valentin Filatov, 29, declined to leave the operation room because of the complexity of the surgery.

“Yes we were afraid but It was a coronary artery bypass graft, one of the most complex cardiac surgeries and we had to save the patient,” he said.

Fortunately, the surgery was completed successfully and the patient evacuated to a nearby hospital.

Also transfered were 67 patients and staffers.

As earlier reported by, doctors at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda successfully separated a dead conjoined twin from a surviving sibling attached by the stomach.

The twins were delivered through a caesarean section but one was born still.

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Dr Joseph Epodoi who led the operation said there was a layer of living cells separating the babies, adding that the twins were also surviving on different body organs, which made the surgery a success.

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