The sixth day started with a patient suffering from rheumatic heart disease, with severe mitral stenosis, Dr. Shahin performed open-heart surgery to replace the mitral valve with a mechanical prosthesis.
Charles Rutten, and Jenny Huzen – Roelien Kok, and Cees Maas the anesthetic team and cardiopulmonary bypass team respectively have a lot of stuff to prepare before the surgery.
In the ICU Saskia Hulleman, and Jeannet Woudsma with our nurse crew taking care of the patients after surgery.
The learning opportunity is continuing for the young Egyptian surgeon. Dr. Ghada Shahin learns Dr. Ahmed Adnan the main steps in cannulation.
Dr. Ghada Shahin learns Dr. Ahmed Elmorsy the main steps in harvesting the internal mammary artery and how to do the proximal anastomosis in coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
After six consecutive days of continuous open-heart operations at Qena University Hospital and the completion of 12 open-heart operations, the Dutch team celebrated the open heart surgery and nursing staff at Qena University Hospital and presented gifts and souvenirs.