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    I receive updates from a news service on "HCM". In Vietnam there is a city called HCM City. Today I recieve a news clipping from HCM City that I thought was very interesting - They are opening there first children heart center! So IF you are in HCM City - soon you will be able to find care for HCM (or heart disease in General..) in children - I thought that was interesting!
    Lisa


      Work on the first cardiology center for children in Vietnam is scheduled to
    start next January in the Pediatrics Hospital.

       A total investment of $ 250,000 for the construction will be donated by the
    South Korea Samsung Group.

       Vietnam reports an additional 500-700 children suffering from innate cardiac
    diseases each year but few have received proper medical treatment, said the
    hospital's Director, Nguyen Thanh Liem, in an interview with Tuoi Tre (HCM City
    Youth) newspaper before flying to the foreign country to study experience on the
    field.

       The hospital carried out first surgeries on heart valvular disease for
    children in the country in September. Previously, such cases were conducted on
    adult patients by the Vietnam-Germany Hospital in Hanoi and the Cho Ray Hospital
    in Ho Chi Minh City.

       The cost for each operation is estimated to be VND20-25 million ($
    1,290-1,613).

       (HCM City Youth Dec 9 p6)
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Re: Kids hearts being cared for!

    Lisa,

    Just so you'll know - Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City after it was taken over by the Communists in April 1975.

    Allen

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      Re: Kids hearts being cared for!

      This I knew... what I did not know is that it is refered to as HCM - rather than Ho Chi Minh City.
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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