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The National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) has successfully implanted a HeartMate 3 heart assist device in a patient – a first in Asia, it announced on Thursday (Jan 21). The procedure, which lasted three-and-a-half hours, was performed on 44-year-old Rajamohan Pekrisamy on Nov 9, 2015. He was discharged following a three-week hospital stay, and is currently recovering at home.
At just 22, Mr Kevin Wong found himself at death’s door when his blood pressure and heart function dipped to dangerously low levels.He survived, thanks to being implanted with a mechanical heart device – the Heartmate II. Now 25, Mr Wong is waiting for a suitable donor heart while working as a service engineer at Transmedic, a company that distributes medical equipment like the Heartmate II.
A new heart pump – that has shown improved survival rates and fewer heart failure symptoms for advanced heart failure patients in a trial – has been implanted in the first patient in Singapore, said the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) yesterday.